- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

KEENE, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says up to $3 million has been allotted to a project that will mitigate flooding and expand the capacity of Gulf Brook to transport water and sediment in the Adirondack Town of Keene.

The project will consist of completing repairs for the entire length of Gulf Brook, including bank stabilization, channel widening and restoration, culvert installation and possible bridge modification.

When more than 12 inches of rain fell during Hurricane Irene in 2011, Gulf Brook raged down the center of the hamlet of Keene, damaging more than a dozen properties including the firehouse.

Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas said the improvements to Gulf Brook will greatly reduce flooding along Route 9N and surrounding areas.

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