Tropical Storm Irene

North Country News
1:16 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Vermont Officials Hope for More FEMA Culvert Help

Vermont officials are hoping a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover the cost of replacing a culvert in Townshend destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene means more towns will be eligible for such funding.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Vermont Gets $18.25M More for More Irene Road Repairs

Damage in Bethel VT after Tropical Storm Irene on August 28, 2011
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region/Creative Commons

Vermont's congressional delegation says the state is going to get another $18.25 million to continue repairing roads damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene and spring flooding in 2011.

The funding is part of $1.1 billion in new emergency relief funding approved by Congress. To get the federal funds Vermont will have to contribute about $4.26 million as a state match.

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WAMC News
10:00 am
Mon December 24, 2012

15 Months Later Vermont Sees Irene Progress and Challenges

Irene
Credit Courtesy NOAA

From afar, most of the damage Vermont sustained during Tropical Storm Irene last year appears to be fixed. But almost 16 months after the epic storm inundated the state, many Vermonters and state government are still working to recover.

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WAMC News
4:50 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

More Questions on Vermont State Hospital

It looks like the state of Vermont will not meet its goal of starting construction on a new psychiatric hospital in Berlin before the end of this month.

But acting Mental Health Commissioner Mary Moulton and local officials in Berlin say they think the project is still on track.

The town Development Review Board put off a decision on the project for at least two more weeks at a meeting Tuesday night.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Gary Harvey - Superintendant, Greene County Highway Department

Hurricane Irene Approaches the Outer Banks
Courtesy NOAA

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.

New York News
12:10 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Harold Vroman - Chairman, Schoharie County Board of Supervisors

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.

New York News
12:25 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Bill Flaherty - National Grid

At one point after Tropical Storm Irene moved through upstate New York one year ago, national grid reported 156,000  customers without power. For a look back, and a look at what has changed since the storm, WAMC’s Brian Shields talked today with Bill Flaherty, a regional executive with National Grid, who recalls the preparation before the storm hit.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Northern NY and Vermont Reflect on Tropical Storm Irene Anniversary

Hurricane Irene Approaches the Outer Banks
Courtesy NOAA

Tropical Storm Irene caused damage or destroyed countless homes and businesses as rivers and streams became raging torrents. In Vermont, over 500 miles of state roads were damaged and 34 state highway bridges had to be rebuilt . Over 3000 local roads, culverts and bridges were damaged or destroyed. Towns were completely isolated and supplies were helicoptered to residents.  On this one year anniversary of the storm people in northern New York and Vermont are still rebuilding and many still need help.

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New York News
12:15 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein

One year ago today, Tropical Storm Irene moved into the northeast leaving flooding and destruction on a scale rarely seen in the region.

Homes and farmland were washed away, bridges and roads were destroyed, and trees and power lines were leveled leaving hundreds of thousands of people without service for days , and even weeks .

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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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