Officials prepare for new threat of flooding

Three weeks after Hurricane Irene, more rain and potential flooding could hit the Hudson Valley over the next 24 hours.

The Saw Mill River Parkway was totally shut down by floodwater during both Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. In an attempt to settle the problem, local, county, state and federal officials today convened what they called the first-ever regional meeting on flooding along the Saw Mill River Parkway.

Among the short-term fixes is getting the state Department of Transportation to do a better job of clearing debris that block portions of the river.

By having various levels of government collaborate on the effort, officials hope they'll be able to hold the responsible agencies more accountable.

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