Hurricane Irene

By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 - 10:14 am
See that off-white line about halfway up the brick wall? That's how high the Irene flood waters came on Main Street in the Schoharie County village of Middleburgh. Photographer Christopher Auger-Dominguez took this photo while shooting on location for a... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 - 11:52 am
Editor's note: The Freshtown supermarket in Margaretville, owned by the Katz family, was flooded during last August's Tropical Storm Irene. Six months later, it is still closed. -- Julia Reischel Dear Editor, I took a ride today, to Prattsville. I haven'... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 - 12:46 pm
A stretch of Route 42 in the town of Lexington, which has been shut down for nearly six months because of damage from the Irene and Lee floods, re-opened this morning -- no doubt to the great delight of Lexington's 805 residents. Chris Dwon, Lexington's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 - 7:00 pm
Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced the awarding of grants of roughly $50,000 each by the New York Department of State to 13 towns and villages in upstate New York, for rebuilding from the Irene and Lee floods. The list of awardees includes the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 - 1:42 pm
In a radio broadcast aired today, Dave Lucas, WAMC's Hudson Valley bureau chief, checked in with some of the people he spoke to shortly after Irene's floods raged across upstate New York. Lucas found that life isn't quite back to normal yet for flooded-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 - 12:52 pm
A photo of a Catskills streambank post-Irene, from the Catskill Watershed Corporation website. Five months after the Irene and Lee floods, streams all across the Catskills region are still clogged with downed trees, trash, pieces of trailers, and other... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 - 9:40 am
Above: Flood damage from Tropical Storm Irene in the Greene County town of Lexington. Photo taken on August 30, 2011, by Flickr user kimmcg. Posted in the Watershed Post Flickr pool. Two big grant programs for storm-ravaged businesses, property-owners,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 - 8:57 am
Peg Ellsworth, the director of the Roxbury-based MARK Project, asked us to get the word out this week about several new grant programs for small businesses and commercial properties in Delaware County. Two press releases about the new programs as well as... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 - 12:34 pm
On Saturday, January 21, Congressman Paul Tonko (D, NY-21) will host a town hall meeting in the village of Schoharie to discuss flood recovery in the region. The meeting will be held from noon to 1:30pm in the Schoharie High School Auditorium, 136 Academy... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 - 5:28 pm
Below: Live blog coverage of the NYPA's public meeting in Schoharie to discuss the power authority's response to flooding during the Irene floods, August 28, 2011. Feel free to join in the conversation, or if you're on Twitter, we're using the hashtag #... Read more


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