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CAPITAL REGION

Irene, Lee aid likely with federal billions for Sandy recovery

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Local post-flood rebuilding efforts would get a multimillion-dollar boost under a recovery plan New York state submitted to the federal government Tuesday.
 
Schoharie fire department unveils temporary home
SCHOHARIE

Schoharie fire department unveils temporary home

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
It may just be a pole barn, but the new three-bay garage serving as the temporary home of Niagara Engine Co. No. 6 is more than a building; it’s a symbol of gradual flood recovery.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Deadline nears for flood relief donation pledge

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
A quarter-million dollars in donations for flood victims will turn into $500,000 if Schoharie Area Long Term can raise the last $15,000 by the end of the month.
 
Insurance cost hike faces Irene, Lee flood victims
SCHOHARIE

Insurance cost hike faces Irene, Lee flood victims

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
The cost of flood insurance will shoot up this year as a federal law that changed the program takes effect.
 
Flood recovery group thanks church for space with paint job
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Flood recovery group thanks church for space with paint job

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Volunteers did some touch-up work Saturday at the St. Margaret of Cortona Church rectory, effectively the command center for all recovery efforts in Rotterdam Junction since massive flooding upended lives there in August 2011.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Storm replanting gets share of grant

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
Planting greenery to restore land denuded by Tropical Storm Irene is among projects sharing $50,000 in grant money from the state’s new Mohawk River Basin Program.
 
Schoharie recovery group honored for efforts
SCHOHARIE

Schoharie recovery group honored for efforts

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
SALT’s board of directors got a morale boost Tuesday after hearing words of praise — and thanks — from national disaster response leaders.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Assemblyman: Don’t tax storm rebuilding supplies

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
A local assemblyman is joining his colleagues in a call for New York state to stop lining its pockets by taxing building supplies that flood victims are buying to recover from natural disasters.
 
Charity storage site poses Cobleskill business conflict
COBLESKILL

Charity storage site poses Cobleskill business conflict

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
Tons of furniture, clothing, housewares and appliances, most of it used, still sit in neat rows inside the former Guilford Mills factory building in Cobleskill, part of a massive collection of donations offered for victims of Tropical Storm Irene.
 
Flood recovery groups remain active, needed
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Flood recovery groups remain active, needed

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012
The volunteer effort aimed at helping flood victims fix up their homes is winding down, but loose ends remain.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

FEMA to help pay for boarding Schoharie County inmates

Friday, Dec. 21, 2012
Schoharie County has learned it won’t have to cover the entire cost of boarding inmates while its flood-wrecked jail remains out of commission, but it still doesn’t know whether the jail can be rebuilt or a replacement will have to be constructed from scratch.
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Survey finds Irene debris still littering banks of Schoharie Creek

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
Montgomery County’s independent surveying team had a lot to report when they completed their three-week debris-mapping project along the Schoharie Creek.
 
AMSTERDAM

Irene recovery effort faces hurdles in Montgomery County

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
The Montgomery County Long Term Recovery Committee has a lot to do, not just in Mohawk Valley homes still soggy from Tropical Storm Irene, but within its own structure.
 
Irene left Blenheim road on the edge, literally
BLENHEIM

Irene left Blenheim road on the edge, literally

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
The town of Blenheim is planning to reroute Cole Hollow Road before part of the roadway plummets down a 100-foot ravine.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Volunteers take a break after rebuilding homes in Schoharie Valley

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
Nearly 20 families forced from their homes by last year’s flooding will be back by Christmas following post-disaster recovery efforts coordinated by a team of Green Shirts from the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee’s Disaster Response Services.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Money stalls flood buyouts in Schoharie County

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
An effort to buy out dozens of flooded properties could stall if Schoharie County municipalities and homeowners don’t come up with at least $1.7 million in matching funds.
 
FEMA approves $12M for canal fixes
CAPITAL REGION

FEMA approves $12M for canal fixes

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has now approved more than $12 million in disaster funding for repairs to the state canal system.
 
Schoharie County making case to replace bridge
NORTH BLENHEIM

Schoharie County making case to replace bridge

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
When Schoharie County officials learned their post-flood rebuilding goals for the historic Blenheim Covered Bridge were deemed “ineligible for funding,” they were surprised.
 
Flood insurance premiums expected to jump sharply
CAPITAL REGION

Flood insurance premiums expected to jump sharply

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
People rebuilding after flooding last year, as well as those who dodged the disaster, will face steep increases in flood insurance premiums under changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.
 
Schoharie church takes care of its own
SCHOHARIE

Schoharie church takes care of its own

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
Ever since last year’s flood, the sanctuary at the Schoharie Reformed Church has progressively looked worse as carpenters continued to dig deeper into the historic building’s damage.
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County considering survey of debris along Schoharie Creek

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
Earlier this week, a Montgomery County task force recommended the Board of Supervisors use a $150,000 Empire State Development grant to hire international engineering company AECOM to perform a debris assessment of the Schoharie Creek.
 
Blenheim-Gilboa dam operator faces $100M in lawsuits
NORTH BLENHEIM

Blenheim-Gilboa dam operator faces $100M in lawsuits

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012
The New York Power Authority is defending itself against more than $100 million in lawsuits filed by municipalities, a school district, farmers and other landowners who suffered losses during flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
 
Irene: Longing to be home for the holidays
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Irene: Longing to be home for the holidays

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012
Somer Pedone sat on a stool in the unfinished space that was once her mother-in-law’s home and vowed that this Thanksgiving will be much better than the last.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Sandy, Irene: Storms bring serious message

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012
For the Northeast, big storms such as Irene and Sandy foreshadow dangerous times if climate change goes unaddressed, according to scientists.
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County group focused on Irene recovery

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012
The recently reconvened Montgomery County Long Term Recovery Committee saw Hurricane Sandy’s near miss as a reminder to stay on task.
 
 

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