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FEMA funds $1.2M for canal flood warning system

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the New York State Canal Flood Warning System received a FEMA funding obligation of $1.2 million for the installation of rain and stream gauges on Wednesday.

The rain gauges will run along the Mohawk River, Oswego River, and Upper Hudson River Basin.

"The Canal Flood Warning System is a comprehensive plan to use the latest technology to New York's advantage in the battle against flood damage. By protecting our existing stream gauge network and placing new stream and rain gauges, we will be able to better predict and mitigate future floods," said Senator Schumer.

The warning system would provide emergency responders, local officials and resident's detailed information that would allow more effective planning, response and notification, thereby reducing the potential effects on the public through evacuation or preparation. 

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