McIntyre, who also is part of the comprehensive planning committee, said this incident is an example of how the governing bodies in Altamont and the residents came together during a crisis. He said that the use of emergency services was listed as strength of the village during the survey process of the comprehensive plan. He also said that applying for the aid was a simple process.
"There are a lot of helpful grants out there. We simply assessed the damage, made some phone calls, and had the county take a good look at the properties in need of help," said McIntyre.
A total of five projects will be completed as a result of the grant money. Work is expected to begin shortly, with two projects to be finished within the next 18 months, as per the FEMA guidelines.
"It is a relief to get the news that village of Altamont taxpayers will not have to shoulder the entire bill for dealing with this natural disaster," McIntyre said.