New York/New Jersey Flooding Task Force

New Jersey and New York officials are working together to solve flooding problems in both states by forming the Rockland-Bergen Flooding Mitigation Task Force. The group will have twelve members, six from each state, as well as three non-life threatening members, the Commissioner of New York’s Environmental Conservation, New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner, and a United Water representative, who will all work together to prevent flooding during times of heavy rainfall. According to Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski just before super storm Sandy water was released from the Lake DeForest Reservoir to prevent flooding, though New Jersey reservoirs soon reached their capacity for water. Zebrowski stated that working together will help to keep problems similar to this from happening again. New York state Senator David Carlucci stated that the task force will give towns and villages within the two counties the opportunity to bring forward concerns and ideas.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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