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Disaster Recovery Money Earmarked For the Southern Tier

Broome, Tioga and Delaware counties are among 102 localities in New York State to divide over $750 million to help on-going efforts to recover from the extensive flood damage suffered in recent natural disasters

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New Flood Recovery Money Possible

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says as much as $500 million could go to communities struggling to recover from recent flooding and to prepare for possible future events.

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is expected to be available state-wide, but especially targeted to areas that were heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Lee, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Slated For Additional Flood Relief Funds

More Federal aid is being allocated for communities in New York State that have been impacted by violent storms over the past several years.

Over $1.7 billion is being allocated to areas in New York State devastated not only by the most recent storm, Superstorm Sandy, but also Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee that destroyed millions of dollars worth of property in the Southern Tier in 2011

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

The Civil Air Patrol in Broome & Tioga Helps in Many Ways

Most people have heard of the Civil Air Patrol, but just what do they do?Speaking on the Southern Tier Close Up, airing March 2nd on WNBF, Lt. Colonel Bill Schafer and Cadet Master Sergeant Jacob Klieger talk about the rich history of the C

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYSEG: Blasted by State Officials, Praised by Industry Group

Electricity restoration work by New York State Electric and Gas in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was criticized by some top state government representatives. But the utility's efforts following the devastating storm are being hailed by the Edison Electric Institute

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo

DiNapoli: Cliff Deal Is “Welcome News”

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says he's "relieved" that tax cuts for most middle class taxpayers have been extended by the so-called "fiscal cliff" agreement in Washington.

In a statement released by his office this afternoon, DiNapoli said he viewed the congressional action as "welcome news

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Photo provided by New York State Department of Transportation

Binghamton-Area DOT Crews Helped After Sandy

Dozens of New York State Department of Transportation workers from the Binghamton region provided assistance to areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

About fifty employees from this area spent time downstate, helping augment crews in New York City and Long Island, as well as in Orange and Ulster counties

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Salvation Army Accepting Hurricane Relief Supplies

The Salvation Army in downtown Binghamton is collecting cleaning supplies and snacks to be delivered to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Major Ronald Heimbrock, the local commanding officer, said area residents already have made financial donations to assist those in communities that were devastated by the storm

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Photo: Getty Images

NYSEG Crews Sent To Aid LIPA, Con Edison In Power Restoration

With restoration work complete in NYSEG's downstate service areas, the utility has deployed 70 line crews to Long Island to help the Long Island Power Authority and Con Edison get the power back on

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYSEG, Other Utilities Face State Investigation

New York State Electric and Gas, along with several other utilities, will face scrutiny after their power restoration efforts following Hurricane Sandy were criticized by customers and government officials

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