Gov. Cuomo has been visiting storm-impacted areas throughout the state to offer updates and hear progress reports on the NY Rising community reconstruction initiative.  Under that program, 102 communities severely damaged by Hurricanes Sandy and Irene and Tropical Storm Lee are competing for $750 million in federal grant money to help with rebuilding, and to protect against future floods or other catastrophes.

 

The governor recently visited the towns of Jay and Keene in the Adirondacks, Stony Point in Rockland County, Broome and Tioga counties, and Schoharie County.

 

Gov. Cuomo said:

 

“The New York Rising Community Reconstruction program uses a ground-up approach to strengthen communities around the state that have suffered damage from major storms in recent years.  This approach pairs local input with state-level support to ensure that the redevelopment of our communities occurs in ways that will both last for generations and integrate with community needs and assets. Through this grass-roots model we are building back stronger and better than ever before.”