The Army Corps of Engineers is headed to the north country to help flood victims along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer announced Friday that two expert federal mitigation teams will deploy to the town of Lyme in Jefferson County and Ogdensburg in St. Lawrence County.
The Army Corps of Engineers has already supplied approximately 150,000 sandbags to towns and communities along the Lake Ontario waterfront as a mitigation measure.
Schumer called on the Army Corps to deploy experts in areas like coastal engineering, geology, hydrology and, engineering operations.
Specifically, the teams will work to assess conditions and provide technical assistance and guidance on constructing/installing temporary flood mitigation controls.
Once that assessment is complete, Schumer said the state can work with the communities to take action and implement Army Corps recommendations.