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Ryan says storm cleanup will take time

Jul 12, 2023 12:45 pm

New York State of Politics reports that Rep. Pat Ryan says it will take some time to clean up all the damage from storms this week that left one woman dead. The lower Hudson Valley, including much of Ryan's 18th Congressional District, were hit hard by the storms on July 9 and 10. He said, “West Point, where I went to school, and the surrounding areas, were the epicenter of the entire storm.... In just a few hours, they had over eight inches of rain, which normally takes an entire season or summer to fall. The area was absolutely overwhelmed.... There are several larger senior apartment complexes, one in particular, where almost all the seniors are without a home – many for potentially months....That’s the thing. This is not going to be a quick clean up. We are in it for the long haul.” And while West Point is asking the Army Corps of Engineers for help, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will help others, and Ryan says he's “marshalling the full force and power of the federal government to get recovery dollars.... We are assessing the damage now. It’s going to be significant, tens of millions of dollars if not more in damage to bridges, roads, homes and businesses." Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.

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