By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 - 10:29 am
Above: Reader Catherine Sapinsky send us this photo of the Margaretville skate park, taken this morning at 8am.    Carol O'Beirne, the Executive Director of the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce, emails us with a report of what it looks like on the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 30, 2010 - 10:39 am
There's a flood watch in effect for some of the Catskills region today and tonight. (Surprise, surprise.) For the western Catskills, from NOAA: OTSEGO-DELAWARE-SULLIVAN-PIKE-SOUTHERN WAYNE-430 AM EDT THU SEP 30 2010 ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 - 6:14 pm
Sullivan County just released a draft of its emergency Hazard Mitigation Plan, based on several years' worth of public meetings, questionnaires and planning sessions with towns and villages. According to the county's best estimates, if disaster's going to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 - 12:49 pm
Ulster County Comptroller Eliot Auerbach, who blogs at the not-so-originally-named Ulster County Comptroller blog, sent up a flare of anger yesterday about this week's announcement that the DEP is buying another 1,323 acres upstate to protect is... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jul. 9, 2010 - 9:02 am
Careful on the roads, folks. From NOAA: FLOOD WATCHNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY340 AM EDT FRI JUL 9 2010NYZ032-033-038>040-042-047-082-092200-/O.NEW.KALY.FF.A.0002.100709T0740Z-100711T0000Z//00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010 - 5:44 pm
From David Knudsen: Yesterday (June 30th) the Senate finally got around to voting through a temporary reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program through Sept. 30th. So deals that have been stuck in limbo and not able to close due to the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 25, 2010 - 11:04 am
It's been over 20 years, but Wawarsing's maddest, wettest homeowners have finally gotten what they've been clamoring for -- a clear admission, from the highest level of command at the New York City DEP, that the leaky Delaware Aqueduct has been damaging... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 17, 2010 - 8:42 pm
David Knudsen is spitting mad that Congress neglected to re-up the National Flood Insurance Program this June, which means, he says, that homebuyers in high-risk flood zones are out of luck: Because Congress failed to extend authorization for the program... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, May. 27, 2010 - 1:04 pm
The Times Herald-Record documents that rarest of events: an apology from the New York City DEP to an upstate town. "We forgot about Wawarsing," Paul Rush said at a meeting with homeowners and local lawmakers. "We should have been more connected. We should... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010 - 9:52 pm
Sally Moon in Olive got some great photos yesterday of water spilling over the Ashokan dam.


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