Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard's 204th Engineer Battalion work to clear space near Normanskill Creek in Albany N.Y. on Friday Oct. 2 2015 as part of New Yorks preparations for the possible landfall of Hurricane Joaquin. At the direction of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo members of the battalion were mobilized to work with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to clear obstructions from waterways which could cause flooding during a heavy rainfall. As part of that process the engineers created space where debris from the stream could be deposited.