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Catskill home being elevated to escape rising sea level

May 11, 2017 6:30 am

Amanda Purcell is reporting in The Daily Mail on the ongoing work to elevate a home in Catskill to keep potential flood waters away. The two-story, three-bedroom home on Bushnell Avenue owned by Paul and Lois Ferraro is being elevated an additional four feet, with funding by a grant through the state Department of State's NY Rising program. The program helps communities severely damaged by Superstorm Sand in 2012, and Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. The Ferraro home has been flooded by nearby Catskill Creek 14 times in the past 40 years, and was filled with 13 feet of water after Hurricane Irene. The Ferraros applied for funding through NY Rising in 2014, and received $140,000 for the project. Construction began last month and is expected to be completed over the summer. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.