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For Immediate Release:
March 19, 2014
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NYS Department of State and Herkimer County NY Rising Planning Committee to Host Open House

An open house will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm in Herkimer County to discuss the development of a Countywide Resiliency Strategy that will identify a range of resiliency actions that can be taken to better prepare for future storms.  Part of the effort is to identify projects needed to continue recovery from the severe summer storms of 2013 to be funded with up to $3 million of allocated New York State capital funds slated for Herkimer County.  

The open house will take place at the Herkimer County Community College in the Main Lobby of the Robert McLaughlin College Center.  Representatives of the New York Department of State, along with members of the NY Rising project Planning Committee and local elected officials, will be on hand to discuss the program, schedule, components, and expected outcomes with the public. 

The NY Rising Program is designed to empower communities affected by storms by creating and implementing locally created strategies for rebuilding, as well as to strengthen communities against future extreme weather events.  The strategies will be based on the needs of the county and developed by the NY Rising Herkimer County Planning Committee, community leaders, experts and officials. 


WHO: The New York Department of State and the Herkimer County NY Rising Planning Committee

WHEN: Monday, March 24, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm (open house format)

WHERE: Herkimer County Community College, Robert McLaughlin College Center, Main Lobby, 100 Reservoir Rd, Herkimer, NY 13350


For logistics contact Lindsey Realmuto at 212-324-4000 ext. 119 or via email at