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Battling with nature again

Residents, businesses endure another cleanup after Friday’s flash flooding

Garry Bartholomew shovels mud from the base of his home in Middleburgh on Sunday.
Photographer: John Enger
Garry Bartholomew shovels mud from the base of his home in Middleburgh on Sunday.
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Garry Bartholomew sucked on a cough lozenge while trudging around his sodden property Sunday afternoon. Torrential rains and a jam of debris brought a small Schoharie Creek tributary over its banks to wash a foot high around his Middleburgh house Friday night. He’s been working in the rain and mud ever since — thus the cold and the lozenge. “There’s the problem,” he said, pointing from his driveway across Straub Lane to a heap of ...

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