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Photos helped Tonko make case for post-Irene aid (with photo gallery)

Guy Park Manor in Amsterdam on Aug. 29, the day after Hurricane Irene stopped
Guy Park Manor in Amsterdam on Aug. 29, the day after Hurricane Irene stopped
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Shortly after Tropical Storm Irene devastated large portions of his congressional district, U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko knew he would need more than words to convince his colleagues about the dire situation caused by the flooding. News of the effects stretched across the country, but he was worried that federal officials wouldn’t grasp the stakes and wouldn’t respond with enough force and speed. It then dawned on Tonko, D-Amsterdam, who fancies himself as an amateur photojournalist, ...


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