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Preliminary Flooding Costs Expected to Increase

Preliminary Flooding Costs Expected to Increase
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Lake Champlain flooding at King Street Ferry Dock

By Pat Bradley

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Plattsburgh, NY – The Vermont Agency of Transportation has been shoring up roads, bridges and causeways to Lake Champlain islands that have eroded or are overrun by high water.
A preliminary estimate released Friday to FEMA reported more than 6 million dollars in damage to Vermont's town owned roads and bridges and another 1.9 million dollars to state owned roads and bridges. Vermont Agency of Transportation Deputy Secretary Sue Minter says those estimates will mount ....
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Clinton County NY Director of Emergency Services Eric Day says this week's continued rain is adding insult to injury for those dealing with lakeshore flooding....
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Plattsburgh Mayor Don Kasprzak.....
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In NY's Essex County, Emergency Management Director Don Jaquist says they are not only dealing with flooding from Lake Champlain, there are now landslides occurring .....
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This week's rain is expected to exacerbate flooding costs and problems. Again Plattsburgh Mayor Don Kasprzak.....
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The National Weather service reports that Lake Champlain is at 102.22 feet at the King Street Ferry Dock. Flood stage is 100 feet and major flooding occurs at 101.5 feet.