By Carol La Monda on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 - 1:35 pm
Photo by Flickr user Jeremy Bernstein. Published under Creative Commons license. Help!  We have too many capital letters in the alphabet as we try to repair damage from Hurricanes Irene and Lee and the recent deluge.  I am convinced that if we could just... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 - 8:04 am
Above: Flooding in Ulster County in September. Photo from the New Paltz Flood Aid website. Ulster County was hit hard during the flooding caused by the double whammy of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee at the beginning of September. New Paltz Flood Aid, an... Read more
By wateradmin on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 - 3:46 pm
Photo of temporary housing units in North Carolina by FEMA. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced last week that they are delivering temporary housing units to Cobleskill, to be distributed to flood victims in New York State who cannot find... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 - 10:39 am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced that they will be opening a mobile disaster recovery center in Catskill, from Wednesday, September 28 through Friday, September 30. The DRC will be located at the Catskill Community Life Church at... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011 - 8:15 pm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New York Office of Emergency Management announced today that all Disaster Recovery Centers currently operating in New York State will now be open six days a week. A joint press release from the agencies... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Sep. 19, 2011 - 10:51 am
FEMA recently announced the opening of a new Disaster Recovery Center in the region, and the moving of another. Today at 12 noon, FEMA will be opening a new DRC for Delaware County at the Sidney Civic Center on 21 Liberty Street. Starting Tuesday,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2011 - 12:10 pm
To help our readers and neighbors navigate the confusing bureaucracy of flood recovery, we've uploaded the NY OEM's Disaster Assistance Handbook onto our site and Scribd, an online-document service. This is one of the most complete guides to disaster... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011 - 12:30 pm
Above: The Cheese Barrel's window on Bridge Street in Margaretville sported a message of hope in the first days after it was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene. Now the building faces demolition if its foundation is not stablilized. Photo by Julia Green... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Sep. 5, 2011 - 10:09 am
Just received from FEMA: Water, Meals Available at 5 Points of Distribution in Schoharie County; 1 Shelter Open for Local Victims   SCHOHARIE COUNTY – Disaster survivors can now pick up water and ready-to-eat meals at five Point of Distribution (POD)... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2011 - 5:52 pm
FEMA has opened a mobile disaster recovery center in nigh-flattened Prattsville. Above: A FEMA photo of people lining up for help at the mobile DRC on August 31, 2011. The Prattsville DRC is one of three opened in New York State to cope with the aftermath... Read more


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