Schumer: Federal budget has funds for flood-fighting projects

The just-approved federal budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars for flood-fighting public works to ward off powerful storms, according to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). New York’s qualifying projects include: The Fire Island to Montauk Point plan, which would shield 83 miles of Suffolk oceanfront. The Rockaway and Jamaica Bay Reformulation plan, which could safeguard the densely populated Rockaways and Kennedy Airport. The Staten Island South Shore Sea Wall, which would defend its coast with a seven-mile-long, elevated promenade.

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Source: Newsday

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