Hurricane Irene

Capital Region News
6:55 am
Sun October 13, 2013

Windham Mobile Service On "Hold"

Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

Officials in Windham concede telecommunication capabilities in the community are NOT likely to improve in the immediate future... 

Recovery has been a slow process in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which devastated the Greene County town a few years ago. 

Spotty cellular phone service has been an ongoing problem; officials say plans to build a network of cell towers is in the works, but will take years to unfold at a cost of millions.

Assemblyman Pete Lopez is looking for an alternative solution that could be fast-tracked.

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Hudson Valley News
9:22 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Governor Cuomo Visits Rockland Town As Part of NY Rising

From left to right: Stony Point Supervisor Geoff Finn, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYS Senator Bill Larkin
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in the Hudson Valley this afternoon, his second stop of the day in communities that qualify for funding for recovery and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Lee, and Hurricane Irene under a new state program.

Governor Cuomo visited Stony Point, hit hard by storms before and after the bruising Hurricane Sandy last October. He says it is inarguable that we are living amid a new weather pattern.

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New York News
12:18 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Long, Winding Road To NY Flood Recovery

Nearly a year after Hurricane Sandy devastated wide areas of New York, very little of the Congressionally-approved $60 billion in rebuilding funds has been allocated.
Credit FEMA

Two years after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee and almost one year after Superstorm Sandy altered New York’s land and seascapes, relief aid --- from both private donors and government agencies --- has been painfully slow in coming, as communities struggle to return to normal.

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Hudson Valley News
6:57 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Culinary Institute Receives Grant To Help Farmers Impacted By Storms

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Two New York congressional representatives have announced a grant that will help an acclaimed culinary institute in the Hudson Valley develop a training and workforce development center.

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Hudson Valley News
8:54 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Rural Health Center in NY Rebuilds After Hurricane Irene

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In 2011, Hurricane Irene severely damaged a family health facility in a rural area of Ulster County. Nearly two years later, the health center has been rebuilt.

When the doctors at Maverick Family Health of Woodstock opened a new clinic - Maverick West - on Route 28 in Boiceville in February 2011, they did so as part of a mission to make quality medical care available to all reaches of rural Ulster County. Maverick Family Health Center co-director Dr. Randy Rissman says Hurricane Irene had other plans.  

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Hudson Valley News
8:06 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Maloney pushes dam safety legislation

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NEWBURGH – There are 400 dams in New York State that are classified as high-hazard and 100 of them are in Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s 18th District in Putnam, Westchester, Orange and Dutchess counties.

The freshman Democrat announced on Wednesday that he would introduce legislation next week to provide a new national dam safety program; the previous one expired in 2011.

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Central New York News
4:11 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

DEP & Public Officials Tour Gilboa Dam Reconstruction

Water gushes out of a siphon at the Gilboa Dam.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York City Department of Environmental Protection officials opened the Gilboa Dam site to government leaders, the media and the public Tuesday to get a firsthand look at reconstruction.

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Hudson Valley News
2:07 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

NY Governor Submits Plan for Federal Sandy Aid

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a plan to allocate $1.7 billion in federal aid for disaster-recovery programs. The aid is intended for New Yorkers devastated by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee. 

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Catskills Area News
12:16 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Prattsville Flood Recovery: A Progress Report

Credit Young's General Store, Prattsville NY

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 Prattsville —  the town that, for a time, became a poster child for hurricane destruction in New York.

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North Country News
10:30 am
Sat February 16, 2013

First Post-Irene Plan Set in Flood Ravaged Vermont Town

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The federal government is going to contribute $950,000 as part of a plan to build 27 units of affordable housing in a Vermont state office building in Waterbury made unusable by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

Governor Peter Shumlin and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy on Friday announced the grant for the $6 million project on the building that fronts on Main Street.

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