Federal grant secured to strengthen Clarkstown Flood Mitigation

Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17) has secured $2.5 million in federal funding to address chronic flooding issues in the Clarkstown.

The majority of the funds, $2.1 million, will be spent constructing a levee at Jeffrey Court, a neighborhood infamous for flooding when faced with overflow from the Hackensack River. The reminder of the funds, $375,000 has been earmarked for a scooping study to determine the best alternative to address flooding issues at Milepost 19.51 on the New York State Thruway in the Town of Clarkstown caused by the current culvert that diverts water away from the Thruway. Both areas have faced increased flooding over the past few years, as rain storms and snow melt leave roads impassible and homeowners in jeopardy of water damage.

“I’m thrilled that we were able to secure millions in funding to address chronic flooding issues in the Town of Clarkstown,” said Congressman Lawler. “With aging infrastructure and more frequent and severe storms impacting our community, I made it a priority to support critical infrastructure projects throughout the district. With this most recent appropriations package, I’ve returned more money to our district in one year than the prior member did in their entire term.”

“Having a partner in government like Goerge Hoehmann has been incredible, and I’m thrilled we were able to bring back nearly $2.5 million in funding to help the Town of Clarkstown address flooding issues,” concluded Congressman Lawler. “I will continue to work with local elected officials in both parties to address the problems that our shared municipalities are facing.”

“I’d like to thank Congressman Lawler for his incredible work in Congress, including in securing over $38 million for the 17th District,” said Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann. “To have secured nearly $2.5 million in funds for the Town of Clarkstown to help address flooding issues is transformational and will help our residents and taxpayers.”

“I’m glad that we have a member of Congress who cares about the issues facing Rockland County families,” concluded Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann.

“Congressman Lawler’s work has been critical thus far in his term, and I look forward to working together with him for years to come.”

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