Hurricane Irene

By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 - 2:15 pm
Today, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a division of the US Department of Agriculture, announced that it is setting aside $31.5 million in disaster aid for projects sponsored by local town, city, county or tribal governments in New York... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 - 8:56 pm
Above: A photo set posted recently on Flickr by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has sent a team to Prattsville to help prepare a site for temporary housing under the guidance of FEMA. Photos taken on site in Prattsville on January 10, 2012. For... Read more
By Rusty Mae Moore on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 - 1:23 pm
Left to right: Ann Epner, director of the Pine Hill Community Center; Dr. Alison O’Brien, thrift store volunteer; Kent Brown, deputy director of the MARK Project. Photo by Rusty Mae Moore. The Pine Hill Community Center donated $ 618.64, the proceeds of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 - 7:05 pm
The leadership of the flood-ravaged Greene County town of Prattsville has been in limbo since November, when Republican Alan Huggins won the supervisor's race as a write-in candidate, then promptly resigned. But last night, the Prattsville town board re-... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 - 9:10 am
Today at 1pm and 3pm on the Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour, we talk with Ken McCarthy, the founder of, a website that helps local flood relief organizations use the internet to solicit and receive the exact donations they need. Also, we... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 - 3:33 pm
Nineteenth-century stereoscopic image of a Catskills creek after a flood. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The wheels of government turn slowly. Months after flooding from Irene and Lee struck the Catskills, several much-needed regional projects to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 - 12:19 pm
Above: Video from the Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin of Cuomo's visit to the Greater Binghamton Airport to sign flood relief legislation. The ceremony begins around the 5-minute mark; slide the bar to the 5-minute mark to skip ahead. This just in:... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 - 5:08 pm
Above: A contractor clearing storm debris from DEP land in Prattsville along the Schoharie Creek. Photo provided by the DEP. There's a lot happening in the Greene County town of Prattsville. The town, which was walloped by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 - 9:05 am
Above: Natalie Merchant performing at the Shelter for the Storm benefit concert at UPAC on November 18, with Dan Littleton and Chris Wood. Photo by John Desanto, of the Times Herald-Record. The Watershed Post was proud to be one of the many, many... Read more


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