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New York Offers Help To Replace Flood-Damaged Appliances

Mona Goodman, Long Beach City Council Vice President, cleans up flood waters at her home after Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mona Goodman, Long Beach City Council Vice President, cleans up flood waters at her home after Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Yorkers whose appliances were damaged by flooding from Irene and Lee can apply for rebates from the state to replace the equipment.

State officials say $8 million is available through the New York Energy Research and Development Authority to help pay for appliances, ranging from dehumidifiers to furnaces. The rebates range from $100 to $2,500.

People can start applying for the money on Monday by contacting NYSERDA at 1-877-697-6278 or through its website, where more information is available.

The rebates are available in areas affected by tropical storms Irene and Lee and are for appliances not covered by insurance or federal emergency funds.

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