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Storm-battered communities in NY compete for bonuses

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Mud fills the parking lot of a convenience store after flooding, June 28, 2013, in Fort Plain, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Mud fills the parking lot of a convenience store after flooding, June 28, 2013, in Fort Plain, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

More than 100 New York communities slammed by severe storms and massive flooding in the last two years are all seeking shares of $750 million in federal rebuilding aid and also competing for $3 million bonus grants.

With Gov. Andrew Cuomo again warning that extreme weather has become increasingly common, planners are in Albany outlining updates under the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program.

The gathering follows tropical storms Irene and Lee and Superstorm Sandy as well as extensive flooding in the Mohawk Valley. The once rare storms touched nearly two-thirds of the state.

"Ever since the devastation caused by Irene, Lee and most recently Superstorm Sandy, New York State has been working to help families and businesses recover while investing in communities building back stronger and better than before," Cuomo said. "The NY Rising Community Reconstruction program is at the center of this effort, bringing together those that know their own communities best to guide the local rebuilding process. This conference serves as a valuable opportunity for members of the NY Rising program to share ideas and discuss strategies to make communities stronger than ever before as New York State expands its investment in supporting local recovery and resiliency efforts."

Conceptual rebuilding plans, including risk assessments, are due later this month.

Additional grants are intended for best regional collaborations, community involvement, technology use, innovative financing and use of green infrastructure.

Final plans are due in March.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press/WNYW

http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/

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