Hurricane Irene

By wateradmin on Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 - 3:33 pm
Flood-ravaged towns across the Catskills are taking stock of damage to businesses, in order to take advantage of the Catskill Watershed Corporations recent allocation of $5 million for the rebuilding of businesses within the New York City watershed. At... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 29, 2011 - 3:34 pm
Above: DEP employees cleaning up flood debris in downtown Margaretville on September 13, 2011. Photo by Lissa Harris. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced this morning that they will donate $1 million to a fund to help... Read more
By wateradmin on Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 - 8:47 pm
Preparing for opening day. Photo from the WAJCS website.On Monday, September 26, 2011, after a 12-day delay, the Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School opened its doors to students. After receiving approval from the New York State Education Department, ONC... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 - 6:07 pm
After the flooding of Irene and Lee, NYC food blogger Liza de Guia, who makes short behind-the-scenes documentary films about food from field to fork, visited Maple Downs Farm in Middleburgh. What she found was a landscape that has become all too familiar... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 - 10:39 am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced that they will be opening a mobile disaster recovery center in Catskill, from Wednesday, September 28 through Friday, September 30. The DRC will be located at the Catskill Community Life Church at... Read more
By Carol La Monda on Friday, Sep. 23, 2011 - 12:24 pm
Above: A view of the Boiceville business district on Route 28, taken on Sunday, August 28, 2011. From Jan Ryan and Ann Davies. Like 9/11 or the assassination of JFK, people in the Catskills will also remember the details of the hurricane and flood. ... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011 - 8:15 pm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New York Office of Emergency Management announced today that all Disaster Recovery Centers currently operating in New York State will now be open six days a week. A joint press release from the agencies... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011 - 8:22 am
The New York Times visited the the flood-ruined remains of the Prattsville Tavern this week, and reported yesterday that owner Ken Cox is keeping the bar going:  Happy hour at the Prattsville Tavern is still going strong. The catch? There is no bartender... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 - 5:04 pm
Above: Flickr photos taken around the Catskills, in the days after Irene flooding hit the region, by contributors fixbuffalo, Jay Harsevoort, and CMMooney. Most of the photos here are from Shandaken, Margaretville, Middleburgh and Schoharie, and were... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 - 11:29 am
Photo of Catskills vista by Flickr user ohmann alianne. Published under Creative Commons license. Last week, New York Post travel writer David Landsel took a spin up Route 28 to see what Irene hath wrought. Landsel, a local boy whose grandmother had a... Read more


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