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$1.2M OK’d for statewide flood warning system

State officials hope a new early warning system under development will give residents more notice in the event of flooding like that which hit Fort Plain on June 28.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
State officials hope a new early warning system under development will give residents more notice in the event of flooding like that which hit Fort Plain on June 28.
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An effort to line New York’s waterways with an advanced flood warning system took another step forward recently with the approval of additional federal funding, according to a joint announcement from Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, both D-N.Y. The state wants to construct an $8.5 million Canal Flood Warning System and applied for funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The system as envisioned would combine data from new precipitation ...


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