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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.
 
New steps aided in Sandy response
CAPITAL REGION

New steps aided in Sandy response

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012
Though the Mohawk Valley didn’t take on historic flooding from Hurricane Sandy this week, people in the Schoharie and Mohawk valleys on Tuesday said history was made anyway.
 
SCHOHARIE

Funding found to restore 18th century Schoharie building

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012
Caretakers of centuries-old Lasell Hall are planning a restoration project they hope will bring back some of the historic flare lost in a hack-and-slash recovery effort last year after Tropical Storm Irene.
 
SCHOHARIE

Schoharie flood recovery group aims to ‘Make a Difference’

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
The organization working to rebuild the Schoharie Valley is in the running for a $10,000 prize that would go toward more post-flood rebuilding.
 
Schoharie students tell storm stories in mosaics
SCHOHARIE

Schoharie students tell storm stories in mosaics

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012
Pieces of Hope is a mosaic created last year with the goal of helping students heal from tropical storms Irene and Lee and officially unveiled during a small ceremony this fall.
 
FULTONHAM

Group fights post-flooding plant invasion along Schoharie

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
A call for help.
 
Report notes flaws in Irene forecast
CAPITAL REGION

Report notes flaws in Irene forecast

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
Meteorologists at the local National Weather Service office knew Tropical Storm Irene was going to be damaging but didn’t expect the catastrophic nature of the storm.
 
Emergency mobile homes sold off in latest federal auction
COBLESKILL

Emergency mobile homes sold off in latest federal auction

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
The federal government was able to unload 20 more temporary housing units that served as home for flood victims during an auction completed last month.
 
Schoharie building’s recovery called a community effort
SCHOHARIE

Schoharie building’s recovery called a community effort

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
Just more than a year ago, business activity in the flood-soaked village of Schoharie shut down. But one by one, landowners and proprietors are finding their way home, and it’s a return that wouldn’t be possible without the help of a wide network of volunteers and agencies, as well as a multimillion-dollar grant program put forth by utility National Grid.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Tropical storm cleanup projects get lift

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
Almost $6 million to put people back to work by cleaning up after tropical storms Lee and Irene has been approved and will go to projects in Schenectady, Montgomery and Schoharie counties.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County to get back $3M spent on roads

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012
More than $3 million that Schoharie County has already spent to rebuild two roadways after last year’s flooding disasters will be coming back to the county following FEMA funding approvals announced Friday.
 
Schoharie rocks to aid flood recovery (with photo gallery)
SCHOHARIE

Schoharie rocks to aid flood recovery (with photo gallery)

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012
Paul LoCascio is adamant about offering the Schoharie Valley Rock ’n’ Roll Flood Relief Concert, which held its second installment on Saturday, without an admission charge but with donation barrels all around the parking lot that the event took over off Main Street in the village.
 
Flood barrier plan for Schoharie County buildings falls short of creek crest
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Flood barrier plan for Schoharie County buildings falls short of creek crest

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
Plans for Schoharie County’s post-flood rebuilding call for flood barriers, but as designed they would be nearly 2 feet below the height last summer’s floods reached at the county office complex.
 
Volunteers vow return of Rotterdam Junction haunted house
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Volunteers vow return of Rotterdam Junction haunted house

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
The Rotterdam Junction Fire Department’s haunted house, halted last year by the tropical storms that left much of the town submerged, will be back in operation in October, and decorations are needed.
 
MIDDLEBURGH

Middleburgh to spend $10K to lure new businesses

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012
The village of Middleburgh is earmarking $10,000 in grant money to try to lure a new pharmacy or grocery store to town to replace stores lost to last year’s flooding.
 
CAPITAL REGION

United Way's flood fund raised $206K in New York

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012
Though it waned in the months following last year’s disasters, generosity directed towards a statewide flood relief program provided more than $200,000 to victims.
 
Scotia apartment owner to face trial
SCOTIA

Scotia apartment owner to face trial

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012
The owner of a Scotia apartment building flooded out by Tropical Storm Irene has been cited by the village for code violations for allegedly doing repairs incorrectly and without proper permits.
 
Photos helped Tonko make case for post-Irene aid (with photo gallery)
CAPITAL REGION

Photos helped Tonko make case for post-Irene aid (with photo gallery)

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
About a week after Tropical Storm Irene hit the area, U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko was in Washington, using photos he took to convince other Democratic members of the House of Representatives about the need for fast action.
 
 

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