In the wake of devastating flooding in 2006 and 2011, extreme snow storms and even tornadoes, experts in the Twin Tiers don’t seem to have much encouraging news for the future.

Experts attending a disaster planning summit say, with climate changes, flooding could get even worse in the future.

The New York Southern Tier Regional Resiliency Summit met November 18 at Binghamton University to continue work on the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program.

Panelists are looking at way to not only rebuild following past disasters, but to also plan strategies for preventing future damage.


$30 million in federal grant money is targeted toward making the region better prepared for flooding.