catskill flood http://wamc.org en NY Rising Housing Recovery Program Deadline Near http://wamc.org/post/ny-rising-housing-recovery-program-deadline-near <p>Homeowners from Greene county down through the Catskills and Hudson Valley hit by flooding have two weeks left to apply for financial assistance from the state.</p><p>To date, the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program has paid more than $280 million to 6,388 homeowners for damages that resulted from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, or Tropical Storm Lee. The program funds repair, mortgage assistance, flood mitigation and buyouts of damaged homes.</p><p>Officials say every eligible homeowner who applied by January 20th has been issued a check for home reconstruction.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:01:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86908 at http://wamc.org NY Rising Housing Recovery Program Deadline Near Kaaterskill Still Recovering From Irene & Lee http://wamc.org/post/kaaterskill-still-recovering-irene-lee <p></p><p></p><p>Climate change has claimed the Kaaterskill Creek as one of its victims. The deep impact from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee continue to affect the creek and nearby residents.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:45:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 77090 at http://wamc.org Kaaterskill Still Recovering From Irene & Lee NY Program On Flood & Climate Change Preparedness A Success http://wamc.org/post/ny-program-flood-climate-change-preparedness-success <p></p><p>The Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project is an educational initiative designed to help municipal officials and stream-side landowners throughout the Hudson Valley prepare for floods and climate change. The program has been moving forward, and is being heralded as a successful one.</p><p>Educators from the Cornell Cooperative Extension associations in Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam counties have been teaching flood preparedness to officials and landowners in 37 Hudson Valley municipalities.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:50:54 +0000 Dave Lucas 75585 at http://wamc.org NY Program On Flood & Climate Change Preparedness A Success Cash Relief For Flood-Weary New Yorkers http://wamc.org/post/cash-relief-flood-weary-new-yorkers <p>New York State has braved several recent storms, including Sandy, Irene and Lee. Central New Yorkers have had to contend with flooding along the Mohawk River, most recently at the end of June. Now, federal and state officials have opened the floodgates of funding, which will allow money to flow into the coffers of stricken communities.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:46:58 +0000 Dave Lucas 70106 at http://wamc.org Cash Relief For Flood-Weary New Yorkers Talk About Climate Change... http://wamc.org/post/talk-about-climate-change <div><p>Roger Hill with Weathering Heights Consulting in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has been forecasting for more than 35 years. With the region struggling with rain and floods, Hill discussed the change in climate and the "new normal" with Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.</p><br><p></p><p></p></div><p></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:58:21 +0000 Dave Lucas 68268 at http://wamc.org Talk About Climate Change... Watershed Groups Address Water Quality http://wamc.org/post/watershed-groups-address-water-quality <p>Water quality in the Schoharie Valley and the Catskill Watershed has captured the attention of environmentalists and government officials who have joined forces to develop procedures and policies for dealing with "the new normal" climate change seems to have cast across upstate New York.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:22:40 +0000 Dave Lucas 68004 at http://wamc.org Watershed Groups Address Water Quality Prattsville Flood Recovery: A Progress Report http://wamc.org/post/prattsville-flood-recovery-progress-report <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most Catskill Mountain communities have recovered from the damage wrought by twin storms Irene and Lee nearly two years ago. Things are not quite back to normal for hard-hit </span>Prattsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> —&nbsp; the town that, for a time, became a poster child for hurricane destruction in New York.</span></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:16:07 +0000 Dave Lucas 58603 at http://wamc.org Prattsville Flood Recovery: A Progress Report