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It applies, regardless of the cause of the flooding. ... from the larger perspective, this is what insurance is all about.

State: flood claim denials "incorrect"

The State Superintendent of Insurance is warning that insurance companies are telling some flood victims that damage from Hurricane Irene is not covered. As Karen DeWitt reports, he says that's just not correct.  Go to full article
What lies beneath Rt. 73: an old riverbed. Photo: Curt Stager
What lies beneath Rt. 73: an old riverbed. Photo: Curt Stager

The science side of Irene's local impact

It's shocking to compare the devastation Tropical Storm Irene brought to the eastern side of the Adrondacks with the mildness of the storm's impact on the western slope. What was a pretty rainy, windy day in Paul Smiths or St. Regis falls was disaster in Keene and Upper Jay.

Martha Foley talked with Paul Smith's professor Dr. Curt Stager about the science side of the storm and its local impact.  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

The remnants of Hurricane Irene brought disastrous flash floods and epic damage to local infrastructure, homes, businesses, roads, bridges, and trails. John Warren, of the Adirondack Almanack, has more in his Friday morning report on local outdoor and back country conditions.  Go to full article

US Senators Gillibrand and Schumer say they'll fight "tooth and nail" to get Clinton County individual FEMA aid

The two are calling on the President and FEMA to extend individual aid to people in Clinton County slammed by Tropical Storm Irene.  Go to full article
Gov. Adnrew Cuomo touring storm damage in Schoarie County Monday.
Gov. Adnrew Cuomo touring storm damage in Schoarie County Monday.

Cuomo: "a terrible terrible" price

Nearly 100,000 homes and businesses that were blacked-out by Tropical Storm Irene got power back yesterday. About 243,000, roughly 70,000 of them in upstate areas are still dark. Utilities say most people should have power restored by tomorrow.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says total damages to the state could hit $1 billion. He's been on the road for three days, visiting hard hit communities. He says new York has paid "a terrible, terrible price" but will rebuild. He spoke with Karen DeWitt last night.  Go to full article
Rob Hastings surveys the wreckage at Rivermede Farm in Keene Valley (Photos:  Brian Mann)
Rob Hastings surveys the wreckage at Rivermede Farm in Keene Valley (Photos: Brian Mann)

Irene slams North Country businesses, farms that were already struggling

Emergency responders and local government officials are still just getting a handle on the destruction that tropical storm Irene left across the North Country.

Among the hardest hit are businesses, everything from retail shops, to restaurants to farms. Dozens of shops were flooded by Irene and fields were covered with silt.

Now many business-owners fear that the grim news from New York and Vermont will drive away visitors ahead of the holiday weekend.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo in Prattsville, NY
Governor Cuomo in Prattsville, NY

State, federal leaders promise aid after Catskills visit

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, toured the flood devastated Catskill Mountain community of Prattsville Wednesday, as both promised financial aid and a determined rebuilding effort. Some residents, though, were feeling tired and defeated. Karen DeWitt has this report:  Go to full article
Its that duality: in the face of devastation, a tremendous sense of community. In our darkest hours, New Yorkers shined the brightest.

Gov sees "duality": devastation and sense of community

WEB ONLY: Speaking with Albany reporter Karen DeWitt last night after a long three days touring storm damage in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo talked about the resilience he's seen in communities beginning to pick up the pieces.
And he talked about the importance of government "when faced with bare reality." He said, "If government works, these communities can rebuild. If it doesn't, they won't."
Here's their conversation.  Go to full article
Were going to have to re-route buses and transportation routes for sure, but Im holding off as long as I can.

Keene schools to open on schedule

Roughly 20-percent of Vermont schools are delaying the start of classes because of damage from Irene. Most of the delays are because of washed out roads and damaged bridges that make it impossible for students to get school safely
But few - if any - schools in New York are opening late.  Go to full article

Aid reaches last Vermont towns

Aid reached one of the last isolated towns in Vermont yesterday morning.
A Vermont National Guard vehicle with water was the first in to the village of Wardsboro.
The small town in the southern Green Mountains had been isolated since flooding struck on Sunday.

The Guard has been using trucks and choppers where necessary to get supplies to stranded residents. Aid reached 13 other towns Tuesday night.

A convoy of about 30 trucks finally made it through to Killington Mt. yesterday morning.

Rob Mitchell, state editor for the Rutland Herald, says the supply effort really ramped up yesterday, just as isolated towns were beginning to run out of essential supplies and medicines.
He spoke with Nora Flaherty on All Before 5 yesterday:  Go to full article

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