The Hudson Valley/ Westchester County Region has nine NY Rising communities distributed over three counties – Orange, Rockland, and Westchester. The region’s communities, located along rivers and waterways, as well as the Long Island Sound, experienced significant flooding during Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and/ or Tropical Storm Lee. Significant water bodies in the region include the Hudson River, Blind Brook, Rondout Creek, and Moodna Creek. As of November 2018, there are 19 NY Rising projects in various stages of implementation within the Hudson Valley/ Westchester County Region. Examples of the types of projects in implementation include resiliency retrofits to critical facilities such as fire departments, installation of shoreline defense measures to reduce erosion and combat wave action, and the construction of a stormwater management system to reduce flooding.
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NOTE: The NY Rising Community Reconstruction plans referenced on these pages are comprehensive planning documents created by and for the affected communities. For this reason, the documents describe projects that were discussed; however, not all of these were selected by the community as priorities to be funded.