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Bracing for the storm

Reservoirs lowered, shelters prepared as Sandy nears

From left, Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, Schoharie County Emergency Management Director Kevin Neary and county Board of Supervisors Chairman Harold Vroman discuss Hurricane Sandy preparations in front of the County Courthouse in Schoharie on Friday.
From left, Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, Schoharie County Emergency Management Director Kevin Neary and county Board of Supervisors Chairman Harold Vroman discuss Hurricane Sandy preparations in front of the County Courthouse in Schoharie on Friday.
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Officials in Schoharie County aren’t taking any chances with another potentially disastrous storm on the horizon. State and local officials gathered in the village Friday to outline actions being taken to prepare for a response in the event Hurricane Sandy decides to hover over the Northeast like Tropical Storm Irene did last year. “We’re here today not to say the sky is falling,” said Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie. “But I’d rather apologize up front for ...


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bobvince
October 27, 2012
6:58 a.m.

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As a Main Street Schoharie business owner who suffered a monumental loss last August 28 and spent 12 very hard weeks cleaning-up, demolishing, rebuilding, re-fixturing, restocking, and finally reopening last November, the prospect of another flood in the Schoharie Valley is almost too painful to bear. For residents and homeowners all along the valley it must be frightening and bewildering.

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