Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are announcing that the New York State Canal Flood Warning System has been given $1 million in FEMA funds.
The money will go to install precipitation gauges along the Mohawk River, Oswego River and Upper Hudson River Basin.

The gauges will measure rainfall in areas at risk of flooding and provide real-time flood warnings to first responders.

"After New York State's unprecedented flooding from hurricanes and tropical storms, funding for programs that notify communities of impending flood waters is an absolute necessity," Senator Gillibrand said. "Flooding can damage our communities and devastate our homes, businesses and farms. It is crucial that we keep the necessary precautions in place that monitor and protect us from natural environmental changes and disasters."