Hurricane Irene

By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 9, 2011 - 8:42 am
On Saturday, August 27, 2011 the Watershed Post launched its coverage of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene and its expected impact on the Catskills region of upstate New York. Below is the text of our homepage as it appeared throughout the Catskills flooding... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 - 8:38 pm
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... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 - 4:51 pm
Town-by-town information, sorted by county: Ulster CountyShandaken:Mount TremperPhoeniciaBig IndianOlivereaOlive- Boiceville Delaware County Middletown:- Arkville - Margaretville- FleischmannsRoxburyWaltonDelhiColchester (Downsville)Delancey/Hamden... Read more
Wilma Beers
By Rebecca Andre on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2016 - 3:37 pm
On August 28, 2011, Irene, downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, arrived in the Catskills region of New York. The storm killed three people, destroyed entire towns and caused millions of dollars in damage. In the days, weeks, months and years... Read more
By Michael Ryan on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:25 am
Above: The ruined Victorian house owned by David Rikard that became an international symbol of the destruction of Tropical Storm Irene. Photo provided by Larry Gambon. An internal resolve: That is what unites five people who endured the historic flooding... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:53 pm
Above: A widely-circulated photo of the flooded Schoharie Valley during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, as seen from the top of the cliffs of Vroman’s Nose. Photo by Amy Colyer Fogerty. The air was perfectly calm in the late hours of Saturday, August 27,... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 - 9:35 am
Above: The FEMA trailer that has housed the Schoharie County Corrections Office since Tropical Storm Irene flooded the Catskills in August 2011. FEMA trailers are intended to serve as temporary housing for up to 18 months. Photo by Timothy Knight. It’s... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 - 6:11 pm
Above: The 2014 MudFest in Prattsville. Photo via the MudFest Facebook page.  It was four years ago today that Tropical Storm Irene flooded towns across the Catskills. The Greene County town of Prattsville, which saw much of its Main Street swept away by... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:50 am
Above: Bill Lonecke with his wife, Barbara (left), and daughter, Cindy (right), standing where their Maplecrest house used to be. It was washed away during Tropical Storm Irene by the Batavia Kill, which is 50 yards away to the right. Photo by Christopher... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 - 5:54 pm
Above: A house near Schoharie, NY after Irene in 2011. Photo by fixBuffalo, via the Watershed Post Flickr pool.  Communities across the Catskills have a shot at $3 million each to help them rebuild after the ravages of Hurricanes Sandy and Irene and... Read more


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