No Federal Disaster Aid For County

No Federal Disaster Aid For County

There are 5 comments on the www.mpcourier.com story from Jun 11, 2011, titled No Federal Disaster Aid For County. In it, www.mpcourier.com reports that:

The White House announced Friday that Lewis and Franklin counties - but not St. Lawrence - received a disaster declaration that will direct federal funds to help the area recover from spring flood damage.

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Resident

Saranac Lake, NY

#1 Jun 12, 2011
Good to see that our county staff is right on top of things. NOT. Way to go Karen. You earned your bloated salary this month.
really

Minoa, NY

#2 Jun 12, 2011
who cares
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Ithaca, NY

#3 Jun 12, 2011
The Federal Govt does not have any money, our country is broke. And there are worse disaster areas in our country that need financial help like Tuscaloosa or Joplin. And sadly even to help them requires the Feds to borrow money because our country is broke!

Since: Dec 09

Syracuse, NY

#4 Jun 12, 2011
The affected areas along the Raquette river should all get together and file a class action or negligence suit against Brookfield Power. They regulate the flow of the river for their power dams along the Raquette. Brookfield has been accused of profiting from the high water by making more electricity to sell to the open market. The flooding along the Raquette could have been prevented with better management of the river. The Colton Town Supervisor seems to think the severity of the flooding in his community is due to Brookfield Power not regulating the flow of the river in a preventative manner. What happened in Colton was not so much an act of god and possibly could have been prevented or lessened greatly if early anticipation of flooding were addressed before the worst happened. There were a lot of community volunteers who put in a lot of time and effort to save life and property. Fire, Police, EMS, DPW's and even private citizens came together to save what they could. The county administrator should not be bashed on this. This goes way above her.
Hugh

Ithaca, NY

#5 Jun 12, 2011
Droopy Draws wrote:
The affected areas along the Raquette river should all get together and file a class action or negligence suit against Brookfield Power. They regulate the flow of the river for their power dams along the Raquette. Brookfield has been accused of profiting from the high water by making more electricity to sell to the open market. The flooding along the Raquette could have been prevented with better management of the river. The Colton Town Supervisor seems to think the severity of the flooding in his community is due to Brookfield Power not regulating the flow of the river in a preventative manner. What happened in Colton was not so much an act of god and possibly could have been prevented or lessened greatly if early anticipation of flooding were addressed before the worst happened. There were a lot of community volunteers who put in a lot of time and effort to save life and property. Fire, Police, EMS, DPW's and even private citizens came together to save what they could. The county administrator should not be bashed on this. This goes way above her.
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