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Tragedy, triumph over Irene recalled
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Tragedy, triumph over Irene recalled

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
Some of those who lived through the flooding brought by Tropical Storm Irene last summer watched a 17-minute documentary about the flood and recovery effort Wednesday.
 

State to help fund new firehouse in Keene

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will provide up to $640,000 for the construction of a new firehouse in the Adirondack Mountain town of Keene, where Tropical Storm Irene demolished the old firehouse a year ago.
 
SCHOHARIE

Schoharie County company investing in flood recovery effort

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012
A Schoharie County company will put up to $250,000 toward the post-flood rebuilding effort in a matching grant challenge aimed at drawing more help for the hundreds still in need.
 
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Rotterdam Junction celebrates resolve in face of destruction

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012
Rotterdam Junction’s firehouse boomed Tuesday night with the powerful voices of a community that refused to give up.
 
GILBOA

New gate system completed in overhaul of Gilboa Dam

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
A gate system built as part of the massive overhaul of the Gilboa Dam is now complete, providing a means to release water downstream and relieve pressure on the concrete-and-stone dam that holds more than 17 billion gallons of water hovering over communities in the Schoharie and Mohawk valleys.
 

Timeline: The flood and what followed

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
A timeline of events before, during and after the flooding of late summer 2011.
 
Schoharie County: Busload of storm-tossed seniors find shelter wanting
MIDDLEBURGH

Schoharie County: Busload of storm-tossed seniors find shelter wanting

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
Loren Miller had a ride he'll never forget after driving down to the village of Middleburgh on Aug. 28, in the middle of a tropical storm, to see if there was anything he could do.
 
From ruin to recovery: One year after tropical storms Irene and Lee (with videos)

From ruin to recovery: One year after tropical storms Irene and Lee (with videos)

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
Devastation on Priddle Road in Esperance is just one example of how massive flooding has changed the landscape in areas hit hard by last year's natural disasters.
 
Erie Canalway: Storms' damage to canal system pegged at $83.8M
CRANESVILLE

Erie Canalway: Storms' damage to canal system pegged at $83.8M

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
Nothing could have prepared Lock 10 for the pummeling it would take in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene a year ago.
 
Irene: Bugs tell us creek is back
BURTONSVILLE

Irene: Bugs tell us creek is back

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
Since last year’s flood, life has returned to the waters of the Schoharie Creek.
 
Gilboa: Questions and answers on the integrity of the dam
GILBOA

Gilboa: Questions and answers on the integrity of the dam

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
As construction work on the Gilboa Dam continues, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection in late August fielded 10 questions from The Sunday Gazette on how the work is progressing. Here are the questions and answers.
 
Central Bridge: Slowly, but steadily, life returning to normal
CENTRAL BRIDGE

Central Bridge: Slowly, but steadily, life returning to normal

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
Sunlight glistened off the Schoharie Creek as Joe Bender spoke proudly of the work it took to get grass growing again on his back lawn which leads to the creek.
 
Adirondacks: In Jay, a beaver was swimming across Main Street
ADIRONDACKS

Adirondacks: In Jay, a beaver was swimming across Main Street

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
When Tropical Storm Irene dumped 10 inches of rain on the thin-soiled and steep slopes of the High Peaks last Aug. 28, what happened next was inevitable. It ran downhill.
 
Scotia: After the mud and water, Jack's back in business
SCOTIA

Scotia: After the mud and water, Jack's back in business

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
However, much of the village of Scotia is back to normal — a sharp contrast from a year ago, when Schonowee and Washington avenues were turned into rivers and a sea of mud covered the tennis and basketball courts at Collins Park and created large sinkholes in the grass. The most iconic picture from the flooding was water rising near the tops of the pavilions at Jumpin’ Jack’s, which owner Mark Lansing Sr. called a real “gut check.”
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County: In many ways, work of fundraisers just beginning

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
The village of Schoharie has come a long way since last fall, when piles of debris lined the sidewalks and only a handful of stores were open.
 
Schenectady: In the Stockade, restoring, not simply rebuilding, is the challenge

Schenectady: In the Stockade, restoring, not simply rebuilding, is the challenge

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
It’s been a year, but Irene is still causing problems in Schenectady’s Stockade historic district.
 
Haircut to mark progress in Schoharie rebuilding
SCHOHARIE

Haircut to mark progress in Schoharie rebuilding

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
Josh DeBartolo, 26, hasn’t cut a hair on his head since Tropical Storm Irene slammed into the Capital Region last August.
 
SCHOHARIE & SCHENECTADY COUNTIES

Counselors will be available during anniversary events

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
With the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene at hand, those who counsel storm victims are readying for a wave of reactions.
 
Flooding brought neighbors, volunteers together in Waterford
WATERFORD

Flooding brought neighbors, volunteers together in Waterford

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
Much of Saratoga County was spared significant damage from Tropical Storm Irene, but not so the village of Waterford.
 
Schools aim for normalcy after Irene's devastation
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schools aim for normalcy after Irene's devastation

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
Despite the trauma of Tropical Storm Irene, several Capital Region schools became places of hope and centers of recovery in their communities.
 
Trails, streams forever altered in storms’ wake
ADIRONDACKS

Trails, streams forever altered in storms’ wake

Friday, Aug. 24, 2012
A year after Tropical Storm Irene, hiking conditions in the High Peaks backcountry aren’t the same as before, and never will be again.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Region set to celebrate recovery from Irene

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
To mark the one-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, communities are banding together partly to remember the destruction it caused, but more to recall the camaraderie and sense of community that arose from the disaster.
 
COBLESKILL

FEMA set to auction off more used trailers

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
In what could be seen as a sign of continued recovery, another set of FEMA trailers that were called “home” by victims of tropical storms Irene and Lee are up for auction.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County event to celebrate flood recovery effort

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
It’s been nearly a year since Tropical Storm Irene changed hundreds of lives on the last Sunday of August. People knee-deep in the details of helping victims put their lives back together will stop to take a breath on the last Sunday of this month — and organizers decided the best way to do it is to hold a festival at the county fairgrounds.
 
SCHOHARIE

Workers gain skills in Schoharie storm cleanup

Monday, Aug. 6, 2012
Local officials have looked warily at the mangled trees and other debris lining the shores of flooded waterways since tropical storms Irene and Lee left a mess behind.
 
 

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