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 Timothy Knight on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 - 3:16 pm
Above: The sign outside SALT's offices in the Schoharie County village of Schoharie. Photo by Timothy Knight. When Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee shattered communities in the Catskills in August 2011, the flood recovery group Schoharie Area Long... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 - 6:12 pm
Above: The Route 23 bridge over the Schoharie Creek in Prattsville. Photo by Doug Kerr. The steel truss bridge that carries Route 23 over the Schoharie Creek in the Greene County town of Prattsville is slated for replacement in 2016, according to the New... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jun. 23, 2014 - 3:45 pm
The Schoharie Valley, at the northern edge of the Catskills, is still recovering from the ravages of Tropical Storm Irene, which submerged the valley and its fertile farmland in 2011. Out of that disaster sprang Schoharie Area Long Term Recovery, known as... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 - 4:23 pm
A year after it was begun, a New York State program to help homeowners pay for damage inflicted by Irene, Lee and Sandy is coming to a close. The NY Rising Housing Recovery Program, which funds repair, mortgage assistance, flood mitigation and buyouts of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 - 11:58 am
Above: The New York Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped-Storage Power Project in the town of Blenheim in Schoharie County. Photo via the New York Power Authority's website. At the year's first meeting of the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors last... Read more
By wateradmin on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 - 1:35 pm
Above: A sinkhole on southbound Rte. 145 in Middleburgh. Photo by Martin Rivas.  Martin Rivas, a New York City-based singer-songwriter, has been sending us updates about Middleburgh after Irene. (Rivas owns a house in Middleburgh.) Here's his latest... Read more
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