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Thank You New York City D.E.P.
16 September 2011
Although many people are criticizing the City of New York in regards to the Gilboa Dam and recent floods, I say THANK YOU for significantly strengthening the dam and installing the flood warning system. The city’s DEP under former commissioner Emily Lloyd spent millions of dollars and unquestionably saved many lives on August 28th. My neighborhood evacuated when the dam siren went off. And the dam held even though the water was much deeper than in 1996; they had calculated that only a few inches more than ’96 would have broken the dam.
THANK YOU, to the DEP and Emily Lloyd who I beat on mercilessly a few years ago, and Paul Costa and Paul Rush and all the other many people involved. YOU SAVED OUR LIVES.
– Lester Hendrix
Homeless in Schoharie NY
30 October 2012
Schoharie wishes you all the best for a speedy recovery from Sandy.
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