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Local flood projects eyed for FEMA funding

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Schenectady’s sewage treatment plant may soon be protected from floodwater by a 14-foot-high berm. The project was one of several locally recommended by the state for FEMA funding, a critical step toward getting funded. A project in Schoharie County also made the short list to help rebuild after recent natural disasters, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. In Schenectady, Tropical Storm Irene nearly flooded the sewage treatment plant. “It was within a foot,” Mayor Gary McCarthy ...

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