By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 - 12:44 pm
Above: A photo taken by a Watershed Post reader in Fleischmanns Park on August 31, 2011, after the Irene floods. Six months later, Fleischmanns still must undertake millions of dollars' worth of rebuilding work, which has been stalled while the village... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 - 9:49 am
Photo of hammer and nail by Flickr user Mike Bitzenhofer. Published under Creative Commons license. On Saturday, March 3, the flood-ravaged town of Prattsville will host a housing expo and home improvement show, featuring contractors, architects,... Read more
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 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 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 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 - 2:15 pm
Today, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a division of the US Department of Agriculture, announced that it is setting aside $31.5 million in disaster aid for projects sponsored by local town, city, county or tribal governments in New York... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 - 8:56 pm
Above: A photo set posted recently on Flickr by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has sent a team to Prattsville to help prepare a site for temporary housing under the guidance of FEMA. Photos taken on site in Prattsville on January 10, 2012. For... Read more
By Rusty Mae Moore on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 - 1:23 pm
Left to right: Ann Epner, director of the Pine Hill Community Center; Dr. Alison O’Brien, thrift store volunteer; Kent Brown, deputy director of the MARK Project. Photo by Rusty Mae Moore. The Pine Hill Community Center donated $ 618.64, the proceeds of... Read more


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