RIVERHEAD - Officials say federal aid is on the way for flooded out residents in Riverhead.

Many Horton Avenue homes were destroyed by flooding in March last year when a nor'easter swept through the area.

Yesterday, FEMA aid was approved for the neighborhood.

Nearly $3 million will be used to compensate residents who lost their homes.

The land will be converted into an artificial wetland.

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