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Schoharie County to fight FEMA for new jail

Local officials want building relocated, not repaired

This image from the Mohawk River Watershed Web Map depicts the Schoharie County
jail in relation to the Schoharie Creek's floodplain, shown in red.
This image from the Mohawk River Watershed Web Map depicts the Schoharie County jail in relation to the Schoharie Creek's floodplain, shown in red.
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Regional officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency won’t change their minds and help Schoharie County move its flood-prone jail, so the county intends to appeal directly to Washington, D.C. The county Board of Supervisors on Friday agreed to carry the fight to the nation’s Capitol in response to a Dec. 5 letter from FEMA rejecting the county’s appeal. FEMA agreed to pay for repairs to the county jail that was inundated with floodwater in ...


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