By wateradmin on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2011 - 4:57 pm
Yesterday, the first of many Disaster Recovery Centers slated to open in New York State as a result of Hurricane Irene’s fury began operating at Belleyre Ski Center in Highmount, Ulster County. Today, a second Disaster Recovery Center opened in... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 2, 2011 - 8:58 pm
Delaware County Human Services has put together a fleet of free shuttle buses that will ferry hurricane victims to and from the Delhi Price Chopper, the Oneonta Wal-Mart, and  the Disaster Assistance Center on Belleayre Mountain starting tomorrow. Here's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 2, 2011 - 8:51 pm
The following press releases from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), one on the federal disaster declaration for New York State and one on available aid programs for the New York disaster, were issued on Wednesday, August 31. Also attached: A... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 2, 2011 - 12:10 pm
FEMA begins to set up shop at Belleayre. Photo by Fred Margulies. 9/2/11: Delaware County announced yesterday that the FEMA Delaware County Flood Recovery Center is open for business at Belleayre Ski Center today. Buses are running to take flood-affected... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 - 3:22 pm
CORRECTION, 9/3: It seems the CCCC's press release (posted below) was premature. Diane Galusha of CWC, now serving as public information officer for the town of Middletown, informs us that CWC offices sustained damage in the flood, and will not be hosting... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 - 3:40 am
3:30am Wednesday, 8/31/11: Above: The Associated Press's report on Margaretville. Margaretville firefighters rescued 42 people from floodwaters this week, and caught the attention of the national media. Heartbreaking interview with "exhausted hero" Allan... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 - 1:00 am
Watershed correspondent and veteran disaster reporter Marty Rosen visited Preston Hollow, New York, today. Preston Hollow is a town of about 250 in a westward corner of Albany County, just on the border of Schoharie and Greene counties on Route 145. The... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 - 9:37 am
Got an idea for how to help with Catskills flood relief? Post it in the comments section here or email us at [email protected] We need to begin organizing to help our communities across the Catskills recover. 1) Start organizing a Catskills... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 - 9:02 am
Just got this from Liz Higgins at the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program. She is looking for documentation of flood damage from area residents to submit on behalf of county emergency responders to FEMA. Higgins says, "It's going to be really... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2011 - 11:52 am
Thanks to a presidential declaration made on Friday, Delaware and Ulster counties are now eligible for federal disaster-relief funds for the storms that swept much of New York between April 26 and May 8. Remember those tornado warnings and flooding alerts... Read more


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