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Area remembers Irene
BLENHEIM

Area remembers Irene

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Although the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene occurred three years ago, emotions over what happened are still raw.
 
CAPITOL

Waterford gets $3 million for efforts to deal with flood threat

Thursday, April 24, 2014
The village of Waterford received $3 million from the state for its post-Irene reconstruction plan, and final recovery plans for Montgomery, Schenectady and Schoharie counties were presented during a NY Rising conference Wednesday.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County way behind, over-budget on stream repairs

Monday, April 7, 2014
Tropical storms Irene and Lee dropped enough water on Schoharie County to permanently alter the shape of many stream beds, but 31 months later, an ambitious project to rebuild 50,000 feet of bank along four streams still hasn’t begun and may cost $2.6 million more than anticipated.
 
MOHAWK VALLEY

State awards $640K for flood and environmental projects in Mohawk Valley

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Flood-recovery training, night-vision cameras and sediment-gauge projects along the Mohawk River all landed funding in a $640,000 round of grants announced Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County communities prioritize uses for flood relief money

Sunday, March 2, 2014
On its path through the heart of the village of Middleburgh, Gorge Creek takes a thousand-foot trip underground in a 5-foot diameter pipe.
 
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Tunnel seen as flooding answer in Rotterdam Junction

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
Eliminating a gap in the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail west of Rotterdam Junction could help reduce the periodic flooding that plagues the hamlet.
 
Native daughter returns to rebuild piece of local history
SCHOHARIE

Native daughter returns to rebuild piece of local history

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
A Schoharie family is embarking on a post-flood rebuilding project to bring an historic home back — and they’ll be doing it the hard way.
 
County appeals disaster funding
SCHOHARIE

County appeals disaster funding

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
Schoharie County picked up two major pieces of support recently in the quest to get federal help to move the flooded county jail to higher ground.
 
SCHOHARIE VALLEY

New flood cleanup help sought as volunteer teams leave Schoharie Valley

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
The year 2014 brings with it a major vacuum in the Schoharie Valley’s post-flood recovery effort, which is being turned over to locals following about two years of professional disaster assistance.
 
MIDDLEBURGH

Flood victims, volunteers invited to share stories in Middleburgh

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
People who endured the wrath of tropical storms Irene and Lee — and those who helped them recover from it — are being invited to a Jan. 20 event to share their stories.
 
Repairs slow at Guy Park Manor
AMSTERDAM

Repairs slow at Guy Park Manor

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
Two years after massive floodwaters damaged locks along the Mohawk River and Erie Canal, progress is being made in repairing the locks and their support structures.
 
Power authority asks to move Irene trials
BLENHEIM

Power authority asks to move Irene trials

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
Lawyers defending the New York Power Authority from post-Irene lawsuits are asking to move cases out of Schoharie County, contending it would be tough to find an impartial jury there.
 
FORT PLAIN

Volunteers to get flood-damaged Fort Plain homes ready for winter

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
With cold weather approaching, skilled laborers from across the region will gather Saturday in Fort Plain for one final effort to get flood-damaged houses buttoned up before winter.
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

NY Rising a chance for Montgomery County to break cycle of flooding

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
At a meeting of the area NY Rising committee Tuesday morning, local members discussed ways to stop the cycle of flooding, repair, mold remediation and inevitable re-flooding.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County officials look to NY Rising for economic recovery

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
A committee of community members is meeting twice monthly to devise a plan to use millions of dollars in state funding for projects under the NY Rising program.
 
Clerks see Schoharie County’s disaster recovery
SCHOHARIE

Clerks see Schoharie County’s disaster recovery

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
On Thursday, several county clerks got a tour of the remodeled offices of the Schoharie County clerk and a chance to express some good-natured envy over the user-friendly features both for employees and the public installed as part of the work.
 
Two years later, flood recovery makes headway
SCHOHARIE

Two years later, flood recovery makes headway

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
The work of Schoharie Area Long Term, the flood recovery group formed in the aftermath of tropical storms Irene and Lee, is more than half done.
 
For some in Rotterdam Junction, renewal, for others, regrets
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

For some in Rotterdam Junction, renewal, for others, regrets

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
Resilience is part of Dan Hladik’s story. For Norm Torres, renovation and renewal are points for discussion. Dick and Marion Whalen talk about relocation. And a little regret.
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Irene’s less dramatic flood victims seek recovery

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
Two years later, Montgomery County’s recovery is hard to quantify.
 
Valley sees progress, and change, in Irene's wake
SCHOHARIE

Valley sees progress, and change, in Irene's wake

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
Irene slammed into the Capital Region on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, two days after it began lashing the southern part of the state. Ten days later, massive rainfall from Tropical Storm Lee added insult to injury, inundating the Capital Region on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Between the two deluges, two tornadoes touched down in Montgomery County on Sept. 4.
 
Chef's Dinner nourishes Schoharie flood relief
SCHOHARIE

Chef's Dinner nourishes Schoharie flood relief

Saturday, June 29, 2013
The only guarantee at Saturday's Bounty of the County Chef's Dinner was six courses of food and a chance to help recovery efforts in Schoharie County from flooding in 2011.
 
Agencies to return to Schoharie County offices
SCHOHARIE

Agencies to return to Schoharie County offices

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Roughly two dozen county employees displaced by Tropical Storm Irene will be heading back to work in Schoharie after nearly two years in other quarters.
 
BLENHEIM

FEMA says no to Blenheim road repair

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
A rural road left teetering on the edge of a ravine in 2011 will stay “as is” while the town of Blenheim fights for federal disaster assistance.
 
Rotterdam Junction flood victims sue state
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Rotterdam Junction flood victims sue state

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Nearly five dozen Rotterdam Junction property owners have filed a civil claim against New York, claiming the state Canal Corp.’s failure to adequately prepare for high-water events along the Mohawk River led them to incur more than $4.6 million in damages from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.
 
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Rotterdam Junction property owners suing state over 2011 flooding

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Nearly five dozen Rotterdam Junction property owners have filed a civil claim against New York state, claiming the state Canal Corp.'s failure to adequately prepare for high water events along the Mohawk River caused them to incur more than $4.6 million in damages as a result of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.
 
 

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