Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to provide almost $7 million for repairs to the Schoharie County Office Complex.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Schoharie County farmers can get up to $50,000 from a new matching grant program, but they have to be prepared for the next disaster to qualify for the money.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
SALT Director Sarah Goodrich announced Thursday the end of a successful campaign sparked by Cobleskill-based Fenimore Asset Management.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Demolition will begin next month on 37 homes approved last month for a federal hazard mitigation program, shrinking the population near the Schoharie Creek and other waterways in Schoharie County.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Local post-flood rebuilding efforts would get a multimillion-dollar boost under a recovery plan New York state submitted to the federal government Tuesday.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
It may just be a pole barn, but the new three-bay garage serving as the temporary home of Niagara Engine Co. No. 6 is more than a building; it’s a symbol of gradual flood recovery.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
A quarter-million dollars in donations for flood victims will turn into $500,000 if Schoharie Area Long Term can raise the last $15,000 by the end of the month.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
The cost of flood insurance will shoot up this year as a federal law that changed the program takes effect.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Volunteers did some touch-up work Saturday at the St. Margaret of Cortona Church rectory, effectively the command center for all recovery efforts in Rotterdam Junction since massive flooding upended lives there in August 2011.
Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
Planting greenery to restore land denuded by Tropical Storm Irene is among projects sharing $50,000 in grant money from the state’s new Mohawk River Basin Program.
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
SALT’s board of directors got a morale boost Tuesday after hearing words of praise — and thanks — from national disaster response leaders.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
A local assemblyman is joining his colleagues in a call for New York state to stop lining its pockets by taxing building supplies that flood victims are buying to recover from natural disasters.
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
Tons of furniture, clothing, housewares and appliances, most of it used, still sit in neat rows inside the former Guilford Mills factory building in Cobleskill, part of a massive collection of donations offered for victims of Tropical Storm Irene.
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012
The volunteer effort aimed at helping flood victims fix up their homes is winding down, but loose ends remain.
Friday, Dec. 21, 2012
Schoharie County has learned it won’t have to cover the entire cost of boarding inmates while its flood-wrecked jail remains out of commission, but it still doesn’t know whether the jail can be rebuilt or a replacement will have to be constructed from scratch.
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
Montgomery County’s independent surveying team had a lot to report when they completed their three-week debris-mapping project along the Schoharie Creek.
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
The Montgomery County Long Term Recovery Committee has a lot to do, not just in Mohawk Valley homes still soggy from Tropical Storm Irene, but within its own structure.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
The town of Blenheim is planning to reroute Cole Hollow Road before part of the roadway plummets down a 100-foot ravine.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
Nearly 20 families forced from their homes by last year’s flooding will be back by Christmas following post-disaster recovery efforts coordinated by a team of Green Shirts from the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee’s Disaster Response Services.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
An effort to buy out dozens of flooded properties could stall if Schoharie County municipalities and homeowners don’t come up with at least $1.7 million in matching funds.
Monday, Dec. 3, 2012
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has now approved more than $12 million in disaster funding for repairs to the state canal system.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
When Schoharie County officials learned their post-flood rebuilding goals for the historic Blenheim Covered Bridge were deemed “ineligible for funding,” they were surprised.
Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
People rebuilding after flooding last year, as well as those who dodged the disaster, will face steep increases in flood insurance premiums under changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
Ever since last year’s flood, the sanctuary at the Schoharie Reformed Church has progressively looked worse as carpenters continued to dig deeper into the historic building’s damage.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
Earlier this week, a Montgomery County task force recommended the Board of Supervisors use a $150,000 Empire State Development grant to hire international engineering company AECOM to perform a debris assessment of the Schoharie Creek.