Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:26:21 AM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Millions Coming to Broome & Tioga for Flood Mitigation

(Source: Jason Weinstein)

"The floods are going to occur. What we need to do is minimize their impact," said Vince Pasquale, Co-Chair of the NY Rising Program for Broome County.

In an attempt to minimize that impact roughly 37 million dollars is available to localities in Broome and Tioga counties as part of the New York Rising Program.

This money will focus on projects that will help municipalities be better prepared for flooding.

"We'll build some resiliency into existing infrastructure and to some of the emergency planning," said Pasquale.

"Essential infrastructure projects, some pump stations and things like that were impacted by the last storm," said Julie Sweet, regional lead for the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program in Broome and Tioga Counties.

Plans need to be in to the state on March 31st, with the hope being approved projects would begin in June. For the Village and Town of Owego, the largest project on the table is to move the two DPW buildings from the 100-year floodplain.

"Both of them were severely flooded in 2011 and were pretty much out of commission for a couple of weeks and then functioning at a lower level for about a month and a half," said Owego Mayor Kevin Millar.

There is roughly 21 million dollars available for the Broome County communities of Binghamton, Conklin, Endicott, Johnson City, Union, Vestal, and the Town of Chenango. There is about 15 million for projects in the Tioga County municipalities of Nichols, Owego, and Tioga.

"We're looking at trying to build back better in this community to protect us in the future," said Sweet.

****In Binghamton, Jason Weinstein, FOX 40 HD News****

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Binghamton, Broome County, BU, Tioga County or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Binghamton Man Facing Drug Charges VIEW VIDEO
A Binghamton man is facing several charges, including criminal possession of a controlled substance after a routine traffic stop.     Police say 24 year old Joseph  Losito  was stopped for using a... more

Candidate for BC Sheriff Chris Bracco Holds Fundraiser Downtown VIEW VIDEO
Election day is just around the corner, and tonight the Democratic candidate for Broome County Sheriff held a fundraiser at Remlik's in Binghamton. Captain Chris Bracco of the Binghamton Police... more

NYSEG Offers Tips On Keeping Safe This Winter VIEW VIDEO
The colder weather is just around the corner and that means turning up the heat to make sure you're comfortable indoors.     Officials at NYSEG want to make sure people  are aware of the dangers... more

Retired Dean Honored At Suny Broome VIEW VIDEO
A portrait unveiling was held tonight, to honor a man who made a significant impact on the SUNY Broome community. Among the list of his many accomplishments on and off campus, emeritus dean of... more

More Testimony In The Murder Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor VIEW VIDEO
Phone records and video surveillance were presented Friday as testimony continues in the trial of Christopher Davis. Davis is charged with first and second degree murder for the brutal death of his... more

Congressman Hanna Says More Needs To Be Done To Contain Ebola VIEW VIDEO
After a New York City doctor tested positive for Ebola, Congressman Richard Hanna is calling for an immediate travel ban from affected West African countries. In a statement, the Republican... more

Senate Candidate Anndrea Starzak Tours Pennsylvania Fracking Sites VIEW VIDEO
A candidate for New York State Senate spent Friday in Pennsylvania to get a first-hand look at fracking operations.     Democrat Anndrea Starzak, who is challenging incumbent Republican Tom... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...