Robinson, Ortitay Announce Funding for Oakdale Borough Flood Mitigation

HARRISBURGSen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) and Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-46) announced today $325,000 in state funding awarded to Oakdale Borough for flood mitigation efforts and stormwater and bridge repair, responding to several instances of catastrophic flooding in recent years.

“This is an imperative investment for Oakdale, where residents and businesses have long been impacted by severe flood damage,” said Robinson. “This funding will ensure that Oakdale Borough residents and surrounding communities can be certain the problems causing the devastating flooding will be corrected. I commend the borough officials and Rep. Ortitay for their willingness to work together.”

“I’d like to thank Sen. Robinson for his support and efforts in making this grant a reality for Oakdale,” said Ortitay. “Since Sen. Robinson took office, we’ve worked together on this issue by engaging with borough council and residents to come up with ideas to mitigate flooding. I’d also like to thank Oakdale Borough Council for being persistent and for working with us to develop several solutions and a path forward. When you work together, great things can happen.”

The funding was awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

CONTACT:

Elizabeth Weitzel  (Robinson)

Tracy Polovick (Ortitay)