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Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for changes to the way New York plans for future floods (NCPR File photo)
Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for changes to the way New York plans for future floods (NCPR File photo)

Year of the Floods, Part Five: The Flood Next Time

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During this pledge drive week, we've been looking back at the North Country's Year of the Floods, from the spring floods last April to the sudden devastation of tropical storm Irene.

By all accounts, the immediate response to the floods was swift and professional. That prevented loss of life and limited damage to property. But months later, the clean-up continues and long-term questions remain about future flooding.

In this final part of our series, Brian Mann looks at how families and towns are thinking about how to prepare for storms that some experts say could grow more frequent and more powerful.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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