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N.Y. Rising Holds Resiliency Summit

Leaders of local flood-damaged communities are making progress toward a proposal for Governor Cuomo's latest funding competition pitting various New York regions against one another.
Leaders of local flood-damaged communities are making progress toward a proposal for Governor Cuomo's latest funding competition pitting various New York regions against one another.

New York Rising held a Resiliency Summit at Binghamton University. Under the state program, the City of Binghamton, Conklin, Vestal, Johnson City and the towns and villages of Owego and Nichols are each eligible for up to $3 million for mitigation work. The Town of Union can receive up to $3.6 million.

"Relocating communities, in my view, is not practical. Relocating some population, some houses and so forth, that may be. There's also plans to raise some of the houses up to put them out of the flood plain," said John Baust, Tioga County co-chair.

Governor Cuomo is also making additional money available to communities under a competitive process that consists of eight different categories including regional collaboration. The deadline to submit proposals is March 28th of next year.
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