Hurricane Irene

By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 - 9:19 am
Above, a photo of the shed at the Prattsville Agway where the Young family was trapped during the flood, from the Young's General website. Brian Young, the energetic owner of two Greene County and feed stores, was trapped with his family on the roof of a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 - 8:23 am
Writer Harriet Bernstein volunteered in Lexington, New York in the days after Hurricane Irene wiped out bridges, roads and power throughout the Greene County town. She has sent us this report of the scene at the Lexington Mission, a church which fed and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2011 - 10:49 am
Above: Video footage taken in Prattsville on August 29, the day after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene destroyed most of the town's Main Street. In the New York Post on Sunday, September 18: A suspected scammer posing as a volunteer for Prattsville's... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Sep. 19, 2011 - 3:47 pm
FEMA is offering some rent subsidies and help finding replacement housing for flood victims, according to a press release the agency sent out today. For more information on relief resources in the Catskills, to go the Watershed Post's relief page. Read... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 - 11:32 am
Top: Main Street Schoharie over Labor Day weekend. Photo by Jay Harsevoort, via Flickr and the Watershed Post Flickr group pool. Above: Photos of Schoharie village on September 8, 2011 by Martin Rivas. In the village of Schoharie, the county seat of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 16, 2011 - 11:45 am
The New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, has set up meetings for flood victims in each county in the Catskills in the coming weeks. During these "office hours," all consumers are welcome to walk in and ask questions about flood-related issues.... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 16, 2011 - 11:27 am
The IRS is giving you a break if you live in Sullivan, Ulster, Greene, Delaware or Schoharie county this year, with a special Hurricane-Irene tax deadline extension. Normally, third-quarter estimated tax payments would have been due yesterday. Now they... Read more
By wateradmin on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 3:38 pm
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 2:15 pm
When towns flood, all the household appliances, hay bales, and contents of grocery stores and pharmacies end up downstream. Riverkeeper has posted some proof of that axiom on its Facebook page today (see photo above), in a new feature it calls "Catch of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 1:31 pm
Aerial imaging of the village of Schoharie on Tuesday, August 30, courtesy of RIT researcher Jason Faulring. Cropped by the Watershed Post from the original, larger image. Across the Catskills region (and beyond), Irene and Lee wreaked devastation on many... Read more


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