disaster recovery http://wamc.org en Residents of four more Hudson Valley counties eligible for disaster aid http://wamc.org/post/residents-four-more-hudson-valley-counties-eligible-disaster-aid <p>Four more Hudson Valley counties have been added to the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Sandy. The declaration now offers Individual Assistance to residents of Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties.</p><p>Rockland and Westchester counties were approved to receive the assistance days ago along with New York metropolitan area counties. Those two counties are also eligible for Public Assistance aid.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:40:27 +0000 Hank Gross 51898 at http://wamc.org Gary Harvey - Superintendant, Greene County Highway Department http://wamc.org/post/gary-harvey-superintendant-greene-county-highway-department <p>One year after Tropical Storm Irene, repair crews remain busy in Greene County New York, where the reconstruction is expected to cost as much as $15 million on roads, bridges and culverts. For an update, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Gary Harvey, the superintendent of the Greene County Highway Department.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 46783 at http://wamc.org Gary Harvey - Superintendant, Greene County Highway Department Harold Vroman - Chairman, Schoharie County Board of Supervisors http://wamc.org/post/harold-vroman-chairman-schoharie-county-board-supervisors <p>Schoharie County in New York took perhaps the hardest hit from Tropical Storm Irene compared to any other upstate county. One year later, the recovery continues, but it could take another four years before all the damage has been repaired. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is one federal agency involved in the recovery, but it is local and state officials who have been on the front lines for the past year. For an update on Schoharie County, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke to the chairman of the county board of supervisors, Howard Vroman.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:10:00 +0000 Brian Shields 46668 at http://wamc.org Volunteers Participate In Tornado Rebuilding Effort http://wamc.org/post/volunteers-participate-tornado-rebuilding-effort <p><font size="2">A city -wide natural disaster rebuilding effort took place in Springfield Massachusetts Wednesday to commemorate the anniversary of the June 1st tornadoes.&nbsp; The city was also awarded more federal funds to cover some of the costs to repair its tornado damaged infrastructure. WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Wed, 30 May 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 40069 at http://wamc.org Volunteers Participate In Tornado Rebuilding Effort