Flooding Flashback: Then and Now, Part III

By Mary Wilson | marwilson@wutr.tv

Published 05/01 2014 07:25PM

Updated 05/01 2014 07:53PM

Tonight we return to our special series: Flooding Flashback: Then and Now. First, we looked back at the immediate response to the flood, and then how state aid impacted recovery, and now in part three of the series, we turn to the special projects and legislation in the works to mitigate the summer flooding - as well prevent future flooding. This summer's severe flooding couldn't be stopped. The floodwater rushed in - devastating most everything in its path. As Central New Yorkers reacted in shock, the response was quick, and state aid eventually easing the burden of those affected. Then weeks and months out from the flooding, a push for preventative measures-- more retention ponds built. A flood mitigation task-force created. Flood plain lines re-drawn. Environmental laws relaxed so work can go on inside high risk streams and creeks. And countless meeting across Herkimer and Oneida Counties held where flood victims voicing their concerns to lawmakers.

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