Governor Cuomo Deploys Resources to Jefferson County in Anticipation of Potential Lake Ontario Flooding

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:36

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the deployment of resources to Jefferson County in anticipation of potential Lake Ontario flooding. More than 100,000 sandbags and two sandbaggers have been dispatched to locations throughout the county. To date, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services has deployed more than 800,000 sandbags, 15 sandbaggers, hundreds of pumps and 920 feet of aquadam throughout the eight counties lining the shores of the lake. As of today, 100 members of the New York National Guard remain activated to support preparedness operations. In addition, Department of Environmental Conservation spills experts are proactively inspecting marinas and near-shore facilities to ensure fuel storage tanks and other infrastructure are safely secured and these facilities are prepared for high water.

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