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Malone looks for flooding fix

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MALONE, N.Y. -

Officials in New York are trying to figure out how to help flooded out homeowners.

About a dozen residents in Malone were forced to flee when an ice jam on the Salmon River sent water flowing into streets and homes last week. Part of the problem -- the river has become filled with silt and making the area flood prone. But an Army Corps of Engineers study found a fix could cost as much as $7 million.

Congressman Bill Owens said there may be a cheaper solution. "People don't believe that the cost -- numbers that the Army Corps has put out are really necessary to meet -- they think it can be done for a lesser sum," Rep Owens said. "So we're going to be working something in the way of getting a correction done, or the dredging done."    

A predicted warm up this week along with rain in the forecast could make the situation in Malone worse.

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