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FEMA wants Schoharie County to rebuild jail, not move it

Facility damaged in 2011 flooding

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People were scrambling to get out of Schoharie 23 months ago as the flooding Schoharie Creek bore down on the village. Among those evacuated were more than 40 inmates housed in the county’s public safety facility on Depot Lane, which was flooded and badly damaged. Despite being flooded, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is now suggesting Schoharie County rebuild the Public Safety Facility where it is. The county plans to fight the decision and officials ...

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