The Watershed Post's Flood Relief Resources

Updated 10/3/11:

On Saturday, August 27, 2011, the aftermath of Hurricane Irene brought devastating flooding to the Catskills. The Watershed Post is keeping track of relief resources and information on this page and in Google Document spreadsheets, which are linked from this page. Please help us keep things up-to-date by emailing [email protected] with "Relief Resource" in the subject line. To see our full coverage of Hurricane/Tropical storms Irene and Lee , including the now-archived Hurricane Irene live blog, click here. Click here to see Our town-by-town coverage of the storms.

Our Catskill Flooding spreadsheet: Donation and relief centers (click here to open):

  This spreadsheet, which you can open in a separate window by clicking here, is a list of volunteer opportunities and places to give money.

Federal Disaster Relief info:

FEMA New York Hurricane Irene info 

FEMA disaster assistance website: Call (800) 621-3362 or TTY (800) 462-7585 to apply for assistance.

Delaware County Emergency Services disaster guide

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in the Catskills:

Greene County
Prattsville Town Hall
14517 Route 23 Main Street, 
Prattsville, NY 12468

Schoharie County
Holiday Inn Express
160 Holiday Way, 
Schoharie, NY 12157

Ulster County
Business Resource Center
1061 Development Court, Ulster Avenue, 
Kingston, NY 12401

Delaware and Ulster County
Belleayre Mountain Ski Area
181 Galli Curci Road, 
Highmount, NY 12444

State Relief info:

The State Office of Emergency Management provides assistance, including access to products and recovery services. Go to:

Info on disaster unemployment assistance from the New York State Department of Labor -- Many in Catskills are eligible for funds; deadline Oct. 3

Housing relief: From New York State -- coordinating disaster housing. 1-877-428-8844.

New York State Office of Emergency Management Disaster Assistance Handbook

County and town flood-related info:

Ulster County

Ulster County Emergency Services blog -- updated info on road closures and emergencies

Greene County

Greene County government -- updates on road closures, schools

Windham-Irene Facebook page

Delaware County

Delaware County Emergency Services page

Middletown Flood Recovery website -- udpates and info from official town sources for Arkville, Fleischmanns, and Margaretville

Delaware and surrounding Counties Flooding - Hurricane Irene, August 2011 -- Facebook Group, Photos and news

Hurricane Storys group - Facebook group for photos and news

Schoharie County

Schoharie County Emergency Services Facebook page -- great resource for connecting with community members

Relief organizations:

NY Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NYVOAD)

Fact Sheets