Congressman Lawler Secures $2.5 Million for Flood Mitigation in Clarkstown

On Monday, Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17) released the following statement after securing nearly $2.5 million in federal funding to address chronic flooding issues in the Town of Clarkstown. The funding will go towards a project on Jeffrey Court, an area with chronic flooding in West Nyack, and flooding issues that exist along the New York State Thruway. With the most recent appropriations package, the total dollar amount returned to NY-17 exceeds $38 million, which is more than what was brought back by the previous member in the 117th Congress.

This funding comes on the heels of the Army Corps of Engineers visiting sites in Clarkstown to begin assessing flooding issues that have plagued portions of the town in recent years.

“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.”

Information on the projects being funded can be found below:

Project: Jeffrey Court Flood Prevention

Location: Town of Clarkstown

Amount Funded: $2,100,000

Project Description: The funding will be used for constructing a levee and other drainage improvement tools in the Jeffrey Court area of the Town of Clarkstown, NY. This project will provide long-term permanent risk reduction by preventing floodwaters from the Hackensack River from inundating several properties that currently flood during rain and storm events.

Project: New York State Thruway Authority Clarkstown Flood Mitigation

Location: Town of Clarkstown

Amount Funded: $375,000

Project Description: The New York State Thruway Authority will develop a scoping 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.

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