Hurricane Irene

Schoharie County
6:11 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Congressman Chris Gibson Pushes FEMA For Overdue Storm Relief In Schoharie County

Schoharie Town Supervisor Gene Millone addresses the media as Congressman Chris Gibson and State Senator Jim Seward look on.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

It has been over 40 months since tropical storm Irene flooded the Schoharie County Public Safety Building and the jail; both are still in need of repair. Upstate New York Congressman Chris Gibson led a gathering of state and local leaders Tuesday in Schoharie County, with the intent to spark FEMA to make a decision. 

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New York News
12:12 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Gilboa Dam Re-Hab Complete

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There's reason to celebrate today in Schoharie County. The Gilboa Dam Rehabilitation Project has come to an end...

The $138 million dam reconstruction – believed to be the largest public works project in the Catskills – was completed two years ahead of schedule.

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Hudson Valley News
9:24 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Orange County Receives HUD Funding For Storm Recovery

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Three years after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley, a New York Congressman and other elected officials announced more funding for Orange County for recovery efforts.

Elected officials stood in Middletown Thursday to announce $11.5 million in additional Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief funding for Orange County. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says he pushed through a lot of bureaucratic red tape to secure federal investment, and worked with HUD to reallocate funds to fulfill unmet Hurricane Irene recovery needs.

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Hudson Valley News
8:05 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Reconstruction To Begin On A Hurricane-Damaged Bridge

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Elected officials gathered in Orange County this morning to announce the start of reconstruction of a bridge damaged by Hurricane Irene in August 2011. They say the lengthy process of securing funding to get construction off the ground needs to be streamlined.

Three years after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley and destroyed the Forge Hill Bridge over Moodna Creek in New Windsor, elected officials stood in front of the site, announcing that bridge construction begins next week. Here’s Republican state Senator Bill Larkin.

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Hudson Valley News
1:42 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Flood Prevention Strategies For Catskill To Be Presented At Public Meeting

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A task force that has been looking at ways to prevent flooding in a Greene County village will present its recommendations at a public meeting tonight.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Conference Focuses On Future Storm Prep

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gathered local leaders from around the state Wednesday in Albany to talk about reaction to past storms, and to plan for the next ones.

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New England News
4:19 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

MA Utilities Appeal Millions In Fines For 2011 Storms

Hurricane Irene in 2011
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Massachusetts’ highest court has heard arguments from three major utilities seeking to overturn record penalties stemming from their response to two major storms in 2011.

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New York News
10:01 am
Fri March 28, 2014

NY Rising Housing Recovery Program Deadline Near

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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.

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.

Officials say every eligible homeowner who applied by January 20th has been issued a check for home reconstruction.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Kaaterskill Still Recovering From Irene & Lee

The CR47 bridge, December 2008.
Credit Penelope Queen

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.

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WAMC News
6:37 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Music Marathon Benefit

WAMC’S Morning Edition Anchor David Guistina speaks with Noel Liberty, Founder of the Music Studio and a member of the New York State Music Teachers Association , Sarah Goodrich, Executive Director of Schoharie Area Long Term, Inc. (SALT), and Abby Bemis, a 15-yr old Music Studio pianist and volunteer at SALT about the Music Marathon Fundraiser tomorrow for those still effected by Hurricane Irene.

WHERE: Colonie Center Mall, Colonie, New York.

WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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