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Marcellino Calls for Aid for Mudslide Damage

Sea Cliff mudslide. Credit: Office of Sen. Carl L. Marcellino
Sea Cliff mudslide. Credit: Office of Sen. Carl L. Marcellino

Sen. Carl L. Marcellino, R-Syosset, is calling on “New York Rising” to provide financial assistance after the devastating mudslide in Sea Cliff after this week’s heavy rains.

The rains caused a significant landslide behind a home on Bay Avenue. The Sea Cliff home’s backyard was washed away and there was a 100-foot drop to the Long Island Sound from the yard.

The retaining wall was just renovated two years ago, since then Tropical Storm Sandy caused immense erosion along our shorelines.

“It is the responsibility of government to make improvements in the wake of the state's recent string of brutal storms in order to prevent future erosion,” Marcellino said. “Doing so will positively benefit the shoreline.”

Marcellino toured the area with Mayor Kennedy and thanked the first responders for their professional and quick response.

“It is remarkable that nobody was injured as a result of this storm – however the full effect of this historic mudslide may yet to be realized,” said Mayor Bruce Kennedy, Village of Sea Cliff. “It appears that more of the hillside has been affected than was initially."

thought.

The NY Rising Program is designed for areas that are affected by storms,

to implement locally created strategies for rebuilding and strengthening

communities against future extreme weather events.
Senator Marcellino toured the area with Mayor Kennedy and thanked the first
responders for their professional and quick response. “I am thankful that
no one was hurt and that no major environmental damage was done,” said
Senator Marcellino

“It is remarkable that nobody was injured as a result of this storm –
however the full effect of this historic mudslide may yet to be realized,"  Marcellino said. 
It appears that more of the hillside has been affected than was initially
thought.  It is of great comfort to me as Mayor and our residents to know
that Senator Marcellino will, as usual, help us out in this time of
difficulty,” Mayor Bruce Kennedy, Village of Sea Cliff

 The NY Rising Program is designed for areas that are affected by storms,
to implement locally created strategies for rebuilding and strengthening
communities against future extreme weather events.

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