Thursday, May 14, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery announced Thursday that $1.4 million in NY Rising funding would go toward helping Rotterdam Junction Fire District No. 1 expand its firehouse to allow for improved response and recovery efforts, including emergency operation and shelter functions.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
As other major flood recovery projects move forward in Schoharie County, officials are still waiting to hear if the Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund an $8.8 million flood wall around the county office building and courthouse.
Monday, May 4, 2015
The moveable dam at Erie Canal Lock E-11 in Amsterdam has been equipped with new gates and a complete rehabilitation of the massive site is underway, as the state Canal Corp. takes steps to prevent future floods from again damaging the surrounding area.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Nearly four years after Tropical Storm Irene, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a Schoharie County plan to replace its flood-damaged jail and public safety building with something new on higher, safer ground.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson and other state and local leaders met Tuesday morning on the gutted ground floor of the Schoharie County Public Safety Building to call on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to respond to the county’s requests for funding to move its jail and public safety facility to higher ground.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Thanks in part to a $25,000 grant from National Grid, the former Schoharie Laundromat on Main Street in Schoharie, closed the day Tropical Storm Irene hit the village in 2011, has been reborn and recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Schoharie County got a boost recently to its ongoing appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reconsider its recommendation that the county rebuild its jail and emergency communications center.
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
Rising costs for a project to stabilize four stream banks in Schoharie County following Tropical Storm Irene have county officials worried that taxpayers will be left holding an ever-increasing bill.
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Although the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene occurred three years ago, emotions over what happened are still raw.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The village of Waterford received $3 million from the state for its post-Irene reconstruction plan, and final recovery plans for Montgomery, Schenectady and Schoharie counties were presented during a NY Rising conference Wednesday.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Tropical storms Irene and Lee dropped enough water on Schoharie County to permanently alter the shape of many stream beds, but 31 months later, an ambitious project to rebuild 50,000 feet of bank along four streams still hasn’t begun and may cost $2.6 million more than anticipated.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Flood-recovery training, night-vision cameras and sediment-gauge projects along the Mohawk River all landed funding in a $640,000 round of grants announced Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
On its path through the heart of the village of Middleburgh, Gorge Creek takes a thousand-foot trip underground in a 5-foot diameter pipe.
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
Eliminating a gap in the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail west of Rotterdam Junction could help reduce the periodic flooding that plagues the hamlet.
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
A Schoharie family is embarking on a post-flood rebuilding project to bring an historic home back — and they’ll be doing it the hard way.
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
Schoharie County picked up two major pieces of support recently in the quest to get federal help to move the flooded county jail to higher ground.
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
The year 2014 brings with it a major vacuum in the Schoharie Valley’s post-flood recovery effort, which is being turned over to locals following about two years of professional disaster assistance.
Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
People who endured the wrath of tropical storms Irene and Lee — and those who helped them recover from it — are being invited to a Jan. 20 event to share their stories.
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
Two years after massive floodwaters damaged locks along the Mohawk River and Erie Canal, progress is being made in repairing the locks and their support structures.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
Lawyers defending the New York Power Authority from post-Irene lawsuits are asking to move cases out of Schoharie County, contending it would be tough to find an impartial jury there.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
With cold weather approaching, skilled laborers from across the region will gather Saturday in Fort Plain for one final effort to get flood-damaged houses buttoned up before winter.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
At a meeting of the area NY Rising committee Tuesday morning, local members discussed ways to stop the cycle of flooding, repair, mold remediation and inevitable re-flooding.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
A committee of community members is meeting twice monthly to devise a plan to use millions of dollars in state funding for projects under the NY Rising program.
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
On Thursday, several county clerks got a tour of the remodeled offices of the Schoharie County clerk and a chance to express some good-natured envy over the user-friendly features both for employees and the public installed as part of the work.
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
The work of Schoharie Area Long Term, the flood recovery group formed in the aftermath of tropical storms Irene and Lee, is more than half done.