New York officials are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include Hudson River communities in a $20 million study of flood-prone areas in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Sen. Charles Schumer says local governments and groups like Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson are concerned about the long-term effects of rising sea levels.
They note that 150 miles of the Hudson River, starting in New York Harbor, are in sync with the ocean’s tides.
Schumer’s efforts are also backed by the mayor of Irvington, N.Y., as well as business owners and economic development officials.
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