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Mar 9, 2020

Proposed law could allow lakeside landowners to sue IJC over flooding

Federal legislation introduced by both Republican and Democrat legislators aims to allow Lake Ontario landowners to sue an international agency for damages caused by flooding of their properties. Because of record levels of Lake Ontario in 2017 and 2019, the International Joint Commission, which oversees lake levels and efforts to modify them, has been the […]

May 23, 2017

New York state providing $10 million for Lake Ontario flooding recovery

The state is making $10 million in funding available to New York municipalities dealing with flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the funds will support flood recovery efforts such as repairing break walls, roads, culverts and public water and sewer infrastructure. The Democratic governor declared a state of emergency […]

Jun 6, 2014

Fourth Department — Flooding: Gilberti v. Town of Spafford

Appellate Division, Fourth Department  Flooding Negligent Maintenance — Third-party Liability Gilberti v. Town of Spafford CA 13-01245 Appealed from Supreme Court, Onondaga County Background: The plaintiff commenced an action alleging that the town was negligent in the design, installation, construction and maintenance of the stormwater system in the vicinity of the plaintiff’s house. The tow[...]

May 21, 2014

State will help with camp repairs

The state will provide funding to assist Camp Good Days and Special Times after the facility — which serves children and families affected by cancer — sustained serious damage following the flash flooding and storms that hit the region last week. The camp is in Branchport, on the northern end of Keuka Lake. Lt. Gov. […]

Jul 8, 2013

Cuomo considers calling Legislature back

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 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 said […]

Sep 26, 2011

Erie Canal to open for two weeks at Thanksgiving

The Erie Canal will reopen to commercial and recreational traffic for a two-week navigation period that begins Thanksgiving Day. The canal has been closed in the Mohawk Valley since major flooding damaged several canal structures late last month.

Sep 9, 2011

Upstate NY Amtrak service restored on some lines

UPDATE: ALBANY — Amtrak says it is restoring service on some lines in upstate New York after flooding led to track closures. Amtrak says westbound Lake Shore Limited service from Boston and New York to Chicago is expected to resume on Saturday.

May 5, 2011

Most of state’s canal system to remain closed

ALBANY — Much of New York's canal system will remain closed for at least two more weeks because of high water caused by flooding. The state Canal Corp. says the Erie Canal east of the Genesee River in Rochester and all other segments ...

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