Governor Cuomo Announces Deployment of Additional State Resources to Protect Upstate Communities from Lake Ontario Flooding

Posted to Applied Web NY on Sat, 05/04/2019 - 14:28

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he has deployed additional state resources to the communities that border Lake Ontario to help protect them from flooding. The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services has deployed 70,000 sandbags and two six-inch pumps directly to Monroe County. By the end of Saturday, the State will have deployed nearly 750,000 empty sandbags, nearly 47,000 filled sandbags, 14 sandbaggers, hundreds of pumps and 670 feet of aquadam throughout the eight counties lining the shores of the lake. The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services remains in constant communication with local partners and additional sandbags and sandbaggers, and stands ready to provide additional assistance as needed. The New York National Guard will also have 100 members activated by Sunday to support preparedness operations.

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