Governor Cuomo Visits Stony Point

Governor Andrew Cuomo kept his word after accepting an invitation last month from officials and residents of Stony Point to visit the storm-wrecked areas of the waterfront town. The governor attended the Storm Reconstruction Committee Meeting that was held Wednesday afternoon to discuss a plan to distribute aid to the community, which was one of the areas of the Hudson Valley hit the hardest by Superstorm Sandy. The town is likely to receive up to $3,000,000 from the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, which is offering $750,000,000 to 102 communities throughout the state. Governor Cuomo stated at the meeting that the community has done a great job with rebuilding efforts, but all communities should be prepared for disasters that may strike in the future. The Governor said about the situation, “Oceans are warmer, warmer oceans are causing a different weather pattern, and everyone says we should expect the extreme weather pattern to continue.” Cuomo stated that towns should rebuild while keeping in mind new ways to make buildings stand against future storms. Stony Point Supervisor Jeff Finn agrees with Cuomo’s idea on making the town more resilient and has started a rebuilding committee co-chaired by former Planning Board Chairman Gurran Kane and former Stony Point Police Chief Stephen Scurti and is made up of twenty town officials, residents, and experts. The committee will work with AKRF an engineering firm from Manhattan, which was assigned to the project by the state.

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