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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