Sen. Schumer calls for work to prevent Saw Mill River flooding

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to work to reduce flooding on the Saw Mill River.

The senator is calling on FEMA to remove debris from the river, which during moderate to heavy rains, floods its banks.

Officials say that the project is more complicated than just coming in and cleaning it up. They say federal and state permits are needed, as well as money to fund the project.

Funding is an especially difficult issue currently, with congressional Democrats and Republicans locked in a fierce battle over the federal deficit.

Officials prepare for new threat of floodingSaw Mill River floods Yonkers neighborhood again

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