FEMA representatives meet with O-A schools
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TIOGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Discussions continue between FEMA and the Owego-Apalachin School District. The two parties have not been in agreement on how much damage the school sustained during the September flood.
School officials say FEMA initially agreed with their estimates, but then a new team of representatives took over the job.
Both groups held another meeting at the school Thursday to try and come closer to an agreement.
"So today, we're meeting with Mr. Parr and some of his senior deputies, all of our team of experts, and we're going to be reviewing our assessment of damages and estimates of the cost of repair and we believe getting a fair hearing for the first time in months," said OA Superintendent Bill Russell.
Several of the districts buildings were damaged during the flood, including its elementary school.