Hurricane Irene

By Lissa Harris on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 - 11:29 am
Above: January 2012 photo of contractors at a staging area in Cobleskill preparing to haul a three-bedroom temporary housing unit to a site in Prattsville, for survivors of the Irene floods. Photo by Hans Pennink; from FEMA website. The Washington... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 - 11:24 am
Prattsville lost a lot more than bricks and mortar in the Irene floods. The Daily Mail reports that most of the town's financial records for the 2011 fiscal year were destroyed in last year's epic flooding, making a proper audit of the town's books... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012 - 1:05 pm
On Thursday, August 30, the village of Margaretville came together to reflect on the Irene floods. Local videographer Jess Vecchione produced the video above, using footage taken at the ceremony. In it, she juxtaposes shots of the incredible devastation... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 - 2:57 pm
Matthew Avitabile, the mayor of the tiny Schoharie County village of Middleburgh, wants answers about last year's flood response from the powerful city and state agencies that operate two vast dams above the village. Today, the village sent out a press... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 - 12:34 pm
It's a year to the day since flooding from Tropical Storm Irene pummelled upstate New York. While a lot of commemorative events have already happened over the past week, the next few weeks will see more (including a picnic in Maplecrest that is underway... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 - 5:58 pm
Above: A YouTube video from Prattsville's MudFest, held Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26. Video by Lance Wheeler. Over the weekend, several Catskills towns that got whomped by the Irene and Lee floods held events timed to commemorate the one-year... Read more
By Andrea Girolamo on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 - 11:12 am
By Andrew Wyrich on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 - 10:44 am
Prattsville residents are getting ready to get down and dirty this weekend. On August 28, 2011, Prattsville's Main Street was almost completely destroyed by the flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. A year later, don't expect the anniversary to be a somber... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 - 10:54 am
Above: The house of Dave Rikard, a week after the Irene floods devastated Prattsville's Main Street. Rikard appears in a New York Magazine feature story this month about Prattsville. Photo by Jay Harsevoort; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jul. 23, 2012 - 10:50 am
Above: Dorothy Maffei in an Arkville warehouse where she and teams of volunteers stored tons of clothing donated after Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by Christopher Auger-Dominguez. This week in our Faces of the Flood series: How donations after a disaster... Read more


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