McLaughlin Disappointed In FEMA Decision
Legislative Statement by Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose)
August 31, 2011
I was disappointed to see that FEMA did not include Rensselaer County in its initial disaster area declaration. In addition to the flooding along the Hudson, the destructive force of the Poestenkill Creek claimed numerous homes and businesses and destroyed a vital transportation artery when it washed out Route 2. While the waters are receding, there is no shortage of hardship left behind. I hope that FEMA will take a closer look at the county's immediate need for assistance and act accordingly.