ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- In the future, Rockland County is hoping to avoid what happened during Hurricane Irene.
The county announced Thursday the completion of a flood prevention project along the Minisceongo Creek in West Haverstraw.
County Executive Ed Day said the county will be reimbursed by FEMA for the $963,214 spent on the project. FEMA funded another stabilization project for $1.02 million over the summer near Minisceongo Creek.
During Hurricane Irene in 2011, raging flood waters severely eroded the bank of the creek for hundreds of feet and residents of an apartment complex had to be evacuated.
As part of the project, the Village of West Haverstraw relocated an outfall pipe from its municipal stormwater system above the cliff.
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