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Irene: NYC agency pays to push new flood forecast system

$1M contribution allows for 2013 local completion

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A $1 million contribution from New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection will help speed up the completion of a new system expected to give forecasters and emergency management officials a better idea of how bad flooding might get. The DEP, which manages the city’s water supply, will pay for additional staff to help the National Weather Service complete its “hydrologic ensemble forecast service” next year. The system has been under development for several years, ...

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