Hochul announces $11M fed funds to reduce impact of extreme weather, flooding

June 27, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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STATEWIDE — GOV. KATHY HOCHUL announced Thursday that more than $11 million in federal funding is now available to local governments and some nonprofits to support projects aimed at enhancing resiliency and reducing the impact of extreme weather events. In making her announcement, she cited an epic one-day storm in September 2023 when more than eight inches of rain fell in parts of Brooklyn. The funding, made available through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, was reserved for New York following President Biden’s Major Disaster Declaration following the September storm which also flooded parts of Nassau and Westchester counties.

“From heat waves to historic flooding, we are living in a time of record-breaking weather events which have left many regions across New York State in need of repair,” Hochul said. “This funding will help to fortify our infrastructure and communities, making them more resilient in the face of climate change.”


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