September 29, 2014
By Stephanie West
Albany, NY – New York State has allocated more than $2 million in grants to be devoted to projects that will protect communities along the Hudson River estuary from future flooding, storm surges, and rising sea levels. These climate adaptation initiatives are funded by the Environmental Protection Fund and are expected to be complete by the end of the year.
“Extreme weather has hit nearly every corner of this state during the last few years, and communities along the Hudson River have sustained more than their share of damage," Governor Cuomo said. "This administration is committed to building New York back better and these infrastructure upgrades and coastal protection plans will help protect residents and businesses during the next severe storm.”
The projects, located in coastal and watershed communities, will stabilize shorelines and streams to reduce storm and flood damage to culverts, roads and bridges. The projects are also designed to maintain environmental sustainability and protect water quality and habitat.