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Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach during Hurricane Arthur. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lekeiner/14586771773/">Louis Keiner</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach during Hurricane Arthur. Photo: Louis Keiner, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Disaster readiness program pools community knowledge and experience

The National Weather Service predicts 2014 will be a relatively tame hurricane season, but already, this July 4th saw Hurricane Arthur brushing the North Carolina coast.

Significant hurricanes like Sandy and Irene as well Tropical Storm Lee, have led Governor Cuomo to order training so New Yorkers can be their own first responders.

The Inovation Trail's Jenna Flanagan spoke with the head of the state Department of Homeland Security, Jerome Hauer, who's leading the creation of the Citizen Preparedness Corps.  Go to full article
Wall of sand bags protecting the Montpelier post office during flooding in 2011. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/happenstancephotos/5886981776/">Cody and Maureen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Wall of sand bags protecting the Montpelier post office during flooding in 2011. Photo: Cody and Maureen, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Small businesses can seek loans for May flooding

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Eligible Vermont small businesses have until July 21 to file for federal disaster loans for losses from the excessive rain and flooding in May.

The U.S. Small Business Administration says federal economic injury disaster loans are available to businesses and nonprofits in all 14 counties.  Go to full article

Heavy rains flood Albany area

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) Heavy rain caused local flooding in the Albany area and one small Hudson River city declared a state of emergency.

Mechanicville in Saratoga County declared the emergency Wednesday night after a one-two punch of roughly three inches of rain and a water main break. Drivers are asked to avoid city roads until 10 a.m. Thursday and residents are being advised to boil their water.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/nyng/9160618316/in/">New York National Guard</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: New York National Guard, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Senators back disaster aid for upstate New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Both of New York's senators are asking President Barack Obama to quickly approve the state's request for federal disaster aid for upstate counties recently hit hard by storms and flooding.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking a federal major disaster declaration for 11 central and western New York counties.  Go to full article

Roads in Finger Lakes region closed by flooding

PENN YAN, N.Y. (AP) Severe storms that dumped up to five inches of rain have forced evacuations and closed roads in the Finger Lakes region.

Authorities tell local media that flash flooding forced some homes to be evacuated early Wednesday morning in the Yates County village of Penn Yan, on the northern end of Keuka Lake 45 miles southeast of Rochester.  Go to full article
The St. Regis Falls dam on Monday. Photo: John Carr, Blue Mountain Engineering, provided by Everett Smith
The St. Regis Falls dam on Monday. Photo: John Carr, Blue Mountain Engineering, provided by Everett Smith

Surging rivers hit roads, damage hydro dam

Despite last night's cold weather, flood watches and warnings remain in effect for all of the North Country and Vermont. Significant flooding, sparked by rain and snow melt, has already been reported in much of the region, with a state of emergency declared in St. Lawrence County and roads closed by high water in many counties.

At this hour, the National Weather Service is reporting moderate flooding on the Black River in Watertown and the the Hudson River at North Creek.

A National Grid substation on Rt. 53 in St. Lawrence County was inundated by water on Tuesday, but National Grid spokeswoman Virginia Limmiatis says the 1300 customers served by that substation are now getting their power from another feeder.

The high water is also putting pressure on the region's dams. On the east branch of the St. Regis River in St. Regis Falls, a hydro dam owned by Azure Mountain Power was damaged this week by ice and high water.  Go to full article
Vermont's Otter Creek during  spring flood in 2007. Photo: <a href="https://farm1.staticflickr.com/179/437135973_31a897d666_o_d.jpg">Jim Something</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont's Otter Creek during spring flood in 2007. Photo: Jim Something, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Rains add to flood threat in Vermont, parts of NH and ME

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Heavy rains and melting snow and ice have pushed rivers toward or above flood stage in northern New England.

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for most counties in Vermont. Emergency management officials say a number of state and local roads are closed due to high water and more are expected to close as rivers crest.  Go to full article
West Branch of the St. Regis River from route 11, Tuesday, April 15. Photo: Natasha Haverty
West Branch of the St. Regis River from route 11, Tuesday, April 15. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Flood update: SLC declares state of emergency, updated list of road closures

North Country rivers are running high with snow melt. And officials are warning of more water to come. Two inches of rain, possibly mixing with snow, are forecast into Wednesday.

Officials say that could mean flooding across the region. NCPR is providing updates as the situation develops.
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Ice Flow. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/landerholm/5251946494/">Kent Landerholm </a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Ice Flow. Photo: Kent Landerholm , Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Rain, melting snow keep rivers high

COVENTRY, Vt. (AP) Rain and melting snow are keeping rivers running high in northern New England, increasing the chance of flooding.

The National Weather Service said minor flooding occurred Sunday morning along the Barton River in Coventry, Vt., and urged anyone traveling near streams and rivers to seek higher ground at the first sign of rising water.  Go to full article
Flooded bridge on the Mohawk in Schoharie County during Hurricane Irene. Photo: NYS
Flooded bridge on the Mohawk in Schoharie County during Hurricane Irene. Photo: NYS

Mohawk River flood protection projects get NYS funding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state is providing grants to help communities along the Mohawk River better handle the threat of future floods.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says more than $640,000 will be provided through the Environmental Protection Fund administered by the Department of Environmental Conservation. Cuomo says the money will help Mohawk River communities be better prepared for weather disasters.  Go to full article

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