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Supervisors voice concerns over post-flood issues

Route 9N, a road that connects several area towns between Keene and Upper Jay, was one of many roads that was destroyed by flooding.

Route 9N, a road that connects several area towns between Keene and Upper Jay, was one of many roads that was destroyed by flooding. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— “They need to come and let us show the officials these spots and then they will see what we are facing,” Ferebee said.

As part of the meeting, the board of supervisors passed several resolutions in relation to the recovery, including a resolution that the state legislature approves a bill to lower assessments for those affected by the flooding; urging Gov. Cuomo and the U.S. Congress to immediately do inspections on the rivers and brooks within the county; urging the Governor to approve and expedite the process of Community Development Block Grants for five towns in the county; and urging the Governor to relieve counties of the 12.5-percent local share relative to FEMA Disaster Assistance funding.

All of the supervisors commended FEMA for the work that they have done in the communities affected.

“They have been the most professional and very easy to work with,” Douglas said.

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