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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon September 16, 2013

9/16/13 - Panel

    Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. 

Topics include:
Summers Bows Out
Syria Deal
Obama on Putin Op-Ed
Colorado Flooding
Miss America Tattoos

New York News
4:28 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

NY Gov. Gives Flood Update

Governor Andrew Cuomo has provided an update on state assistance for residents in flood affected communities.

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New York News
4:13 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Gillibrand To Flood Victims: We Will Get Through This

New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand toured storm damaged communities in Herkimer and Montgomery Counties Monday. Gillibrand tells WAMC that the devastation is widespread.

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New England News
12:35 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

North Adams Community Conversation Will Address Aging Flood Chutes

Credit Hoosic River Revival

The cement-walled flood chutes that travel through North Adams are now over 60-years old, and concerns over the safety and integrity of the structures have been on the minds of many city residents for years.

Judy Grinnell, President of Hoosic River Revival, said the conversation about how to address the flood chutes and improve the quality of life in North Adams first began in 2008.

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Hudson Valley News
9:02 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Lawmakers Urge NY Governor To Sign Bi-State Bill To Abate Flooding

Credit saebaryo, flickr

State legislators from New York and New Jersey are teaming up to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that would help the two states with flooding issues.

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Hudson Valley News
9:17 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Manufacturer Receives Funding After Flood Damage

Credit Doug Kerr, flickr

A manufacturing site in New York’s Delaware County that suffered storm damage is receiving some federal funding to rebuild.

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New England News
6:22 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Western Mass. Workshops Showcase Ecologically-Friendly Stream Crossings

Damage after Hurricane Irene on August 28th, 2011in Bethel, Vermont.
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region/Creative Commons

A series of workshops are being held across Western Massachusetts to educate the public, as well as municipal leaders and planners, on the importance of improving stream crossings for fish and wildlife, and for promoting public safety.

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New York News
1:34 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

Hudson River floods more with higher sea levels

Flooding at Metro-North's Harmon Yard on the Hudson Line, October 30, 2012, 8:45 a.m.
Credit Flickr / MTAPhotos

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Rising sea levels could threaten the towns far from the shore — those along the Hudson River.

Since Superstorm Sandy sent a storm surge up the Hudson, local officials and advocates have focused more intently on identifying vulnerable places along the Hudson River.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro

It’s been one year since Tropical Storm Irene came up the coast and into the northeast, leaving behind damage that most people and most communities had never witnessed before. One year later some the scars remain, but people have been slowly putting back their lives and towns. Dutchess County, in New York's Hudson Valley was hit hard by the wind, the rain and the flooding. Dutchess County executive Marc Molinaro spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields about how the county has fared one year later.

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Hudson Valley News
12:20 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Federal Emergency Management Agency Senior Engineer Paul Weberg

More than 1,100 homes in Dutchess County have been added to the government’s list of being at a high-risk of flooding. That could mean that the homeowners will have to pay for mandated flood insurance that can cost more than $2,000 a year. After the recent study by the federal emergency management agency of the flood risk, more than 5,200 properties in Dutchess County are now designated in the high risk category. For more on the new flood maps, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Paul Weberg, senior engineer at FEMA’S New York office.

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