Elizabethtown, NY, Oct 03, 2012 — An exhibit in Elizabethtown uses debris, photos and video to tell the story of the destruction and devastation that was experienced in the region as a result of last year's Tropical Storm Irene and the Lake Champlain floods.
More than 40 of the best photos from local photographers from last spring and summer were chosen for use in the exhibit, which closes on Columbus Day. Todd Moe talks with director Margaret Gibbs about the Raging Rivers exhibit at the Adirondack History Center Museum. Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Keene for flood recovery work on Labor Day weekend. (Photo: Brian Mann.)
Rensselaer, NY, Sep 26, 2011 — The latest Democrat-Republican stalemate over federal spending has put FEMA disaster assistance funding in jeopardy. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has joined with three other governors in a bipartisan appeal for Congress to put aside "politics", and free up disaster assistance funds for recovery following tropical storms Irene and Lee. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Sep 22, 2011 — Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday announced the state will distribute $2.4 million from the Agricultural and Community Recovery Fund, to help New York's agricultural communities recover from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Go to full article
utilities do appear to have performed better this time than in past disasters like the massive flooding of 2006
Rensselaer, NY, Sep 16, 2011 — Under orders from Governor Andrew Cuomo, the state's utility regulatory agency is taking a look at how power companies responded to the storms Irene and Lee and their aftermath. Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Sep 15, 2011 — New York state has created a new emergency loan program for local governments. The Hurricane Emergency Loan Program, or HELP, will make loans to communities whose wastewater and drinking water facilities were damaged by Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. Go to full article