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Governor Cuomo warns local governments, residents of potential ice jam flooding this week

(WBNG) — New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo urged local governments to prepare for the possibility of ice jams and ice jam flooding this week as temperatures are expected to warm up.

The governor’s office says state agencies are monitoring potential ice jam flooding formations statewide, and are deploying the appropriate assets to help reduce the amount of damage.

The governor office also encouraged local governments who do not have the right equipment to break up the ice should contact the State Emergency Management Operation, Department of Transportation, Thruway Authority, or the New York State Office of General Services as soon as possible.

According to the governor’s office, Department of Environmental Conservation permits are not required for municipalities to break up and remove ice jams.

In addition, the governor warned residents who live in areas prone to ice jam flooding to monitor local weather forecast and take precaution to the warming weather.

For more information, go to the Official Website of New York State by clicking here.

Matthew Benninger

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