Hurricane Irene

By Julia Reischel on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 - 2:21 pm
Above: The bridged ravine on Oliverea Road. Photo by Aaron Bennett. The governor's office announced on Friday that Rte. 23 in Greene County between Prattsville and West Settlement Road is open today. [This post has been changed -- see correction below... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 - 2:34 pm
On Wednesday, Ulster County Deputy Executive Robert Sudlow told the Daily Freeman that the enormous ravine that Tropical Storm Irene cut through Oliverea Road in Shandaken would open to traffic on Friday (today). You may remember this ravine from our... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 - 3:26 pm
Above: The Catskill Mountain Velo Club raising money for a kids' bike fund at the Belleayre Mountain Fall Festival in October. Photo via the Catskills Cycling blog.  Mike Wentland, the brains behind the Catskill Mountain Velo Club, is giving back what... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 - 3:48 pm
Above: A building on Main Street Prattsville after Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by Jay Harsevoort, via the Watershed Post Flickr pool. The governor's meeting on Windham Mountain this afternoon ended with a big announcement: Three Catskills counties are... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 - 9:07 am
Above: Cuomo tours flooded-out Middleburgh on September 3, 2011. Via the GovernorAdnrewCuomo Flickr page. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who announced a new package of relief funds earmarked for flooded-out communities two weeks ago, will be talking about... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 - 5:39 pm
The Albany Times-Union's Capitol Confidential blog reports today that a coalition of U.S. representatives in the House has secured $338.6 million in funding for farmers affected by the Tropical Storm Irene flooding: Reps. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, and... Read more
By Rusty Mae Moore on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 - 12:14 pm
Cobblestone Motel owner Kimberly Wendt with a wrecked fuel oil tank, which was lifted by floodwaters and wedged between two walls of the motel. Photo by Rusty Mae Moore.  After 62 years in operation, the Cobblestone Motel in Phoenicia closed down during... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 - 5:44 pm
Bud Sife, an 85-year-old who lives in the hamlet of Fleischmanns in Delaware County, sent us these photos of the contents of his flooded-out basement, which finally got hauled out and cleaned up this past weekend, thanks to the help of 25 volunteers. ... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 - 4:47 pm
Painting by local artist Alix Travis. One of several dozen items donated by local artists and craftspeople via the Catskill Mountain Artisans' Guild for a raffle to raise funds for flood relief. It all started with a quilt. On September 4, with... Read more
By wateradmin on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 - 9:39 am
Photo from Prattsville Museum website. Beginning Friday, November 4, and continuing through Sunday, November 6, workshops will be held to develop long term recovery plans for Prattsville.  Residents are completing a survey (available online as well) and... Read more


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