The County notified the Wawarsing residents that they gained access to $3,700,000. from the DEP $3,800,000. from NYS to be used for flood buyouts of 60 families. The County Attorney, Director of Emergency Management, and Regional Director of the DEP were to administer the Funds.
After 6 months, Ulster County bought 22 homes and publicly hinted they were very close to running out of funds, in order to make the public much more receptive to the Idea of signing the (waiver to bring suits) and also drop 11 claims against NYC

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