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 disaster assistance website: Call (800) 621-3362 or TTY (800) 462-7585 to apply for assistance.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in the Catskills:
Prattsville Town Hall
14517 Route 23 Main Street,
Prattsville, NY 12468
Holiday Inn Express
160 Holiday Way,
Schoharie, NY 12157
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: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/
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.
County and town flood-related info:
Ulster County Emergency Services blog -- updated info on road closures and emergencies
Greene County government -- updates on road closures, schools
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 Emergency Services Facebook page -- great resource for connecting with community members