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State gets $49M for hurricane damage to canal system

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $49 million for the New York State Canal Corporation to repair damage related to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

Damages along the Erie Canal have been estimated to total $80 million.

After the late-summer storms in 2011, the Canal Corporation identified seven projects between Lock 8 and Lock 12 that were eligible for FEMA claims. The work includes structural repairs, paving, concrete work, pier construction, and erosion control.

The Canal Corporation also was awarded $4.2 million in reimbursements as part of its $34 million flood mitigation project to reinforce the eight movable dams in the Mohawk Valley.

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