Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and the head of Federal Emergency Management Agency operations in the state say they've never seen such a series of flash flooding events as have hit the state in recent weeks.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he'll call the state Legislature back to address recent upstate New York flooding if the federal government declines to issue a disaster declaration.
Cuomo issued an emergency declaration a week ago for 15 counties, followed by requesting a federal disaster declaration that would provide money for rebuilding.
He says owners of about 150 homes with significant damage need help, local governments need money for rebuilding roads and culverts and he's pushing for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster funds.
Top Vermont officials say the state has received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to start demolition of the state office complex in Waterbury that had to be abandoned after it was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene.
NEWBURGH – There are 400 dams in New York State that are classified as high-hazard and 100 of them are in Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s 18th District in Putnam, Westchester, Orange and Dutchess counties.
The freshman Democrat announced on Wednesday that he would introduce legislation next week to provide a new national dam safety program; the previous one expired in 2011.