ALBANY, N.Y.—Money is on the way for dozens of communities around the state and capital region to help with flood damage and preparedness.
The “New York Rising” community restructuring plans will help in the event that another major storm like Irene or Sandy takes place, communities can better deal with the flooding.
The state told communities to come up with plans and strategies to better deal with flooding about a year ago and then submit them to the state for consideration.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the winners on Wednesday. There are dozens more submitting their own plans, hoping for a piece of $600 million in federal funds for rebuilding damaged areas.
“We were through storms together and floods together and we shared moments where we were really really frightened together and anxious and we didn't know what was going to be and those emotions remain and those memories remain and those emotions bind people,” said Governor Cuomo.
A number of local towns and villages are expected to share in at least a portion of the money.