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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.
 
Local photographer’s exhibit focuses on storm-hit families
CAPITAL REGION

Local photographer’s exhibit focuses on storm-hit families

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
Since October, photographer Michele Calderon has been seeking out Schenectady County families willing to be photographed in their flood-damaged homes, and she is still in search of more.
 
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.
 
 

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