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Flood recovery group thanks church for space with paint job

ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Flood recovery group thanks church for space with paint job

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the Northeast, big storms such as Irene and Sandy foreshadow dangerous times if climate change goes unaddressed, according to scientists.

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