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Eyewitness: Trapped by the Floods

Governor Pataki says property damage from this week's deadly flooding is likely to total about 100 million dollars. Forecasters say more flooding could be coming tomorrow. They say runoff from today's torrential rain could drive water levels across the state even higher. Today's flooding killed at least three people in upstate New York, closed a 50-mile stretch of the Thruway and caused mass evacuations. Gregory Warner spoke with two Mohawk Valley residents - Sarah Ackroyd of Fort Plain and Jim Garrison of Nelliston.  Go to full article

Lake Champlain: Docks Still Underwater, Boating Industry Suffers

Lake Champlain water levels are high after heavy rainfall. Barry Hamilton owns the Essex Marina, he spoke with Gregory Warner.  Go to full article

Flood Warnings & Watches Across Region

Flood watches and warnings are in effect across much of the North Country this morning. The National Weather Service described the situation as "extremely dangerous" and reported that rising water has forced evacuations in the town of Herkimer.

A flash flood watch is in effect in Lewis County. Most of Hamilton County is under a flood warning. High water alerts have been posted for the areas around Old Forge, Speculator, and Indian Lake.

In Essex County, the National Weathers Service says high water is possible on the Ausable and the Boquet Rivers. As of last night, Lake George was already above flood stage.  Go to full article
Bill Knoble's garden. Photo by Bill Knoble.
Bill Knoble's garden. Photo by Bill Knoble.

Heard up North: "My Garden is White..." Hailstorm Hits North Country

Thunderstorms and heavy rain hit much of the North Country yesterday and last night. Many parts of the Adirondacks were without power. The storms also brought a fast and furious hailstorm. Bill Knoble of Chestertown told Gregory Warner he's never seen anything like it.  Go to full article
Bob Andrews and his furrowed fields in Fowler.
Bob Andrews and his furrowed fields in Fowler.

A Year on the Farm: Plowing in Between the Rocks

When you drive across the North Country at this time of year, you'll see some farm fields already green with shoots. Others are deep brown and ready for seeding. Some haven't changed since winter. Soils vary according to microregion. Some of the last fields to be tilled are near Gouverneur, where the clay soil is cool and wet. That's where farmer Bob Andrews lives. David Sommerstein hopped on his tractor for this month's edition of A Year on the Farm.  Go to full article

Officials Watch Clinton County Dams

Emergency officials are still monitoring two dams on the Great Chazy River in Clinton County. After a week of heavy rain, a six-foot hole opened in the cement dam at Miner Lake, in the Town of Altona. Brian Mann spoke yesterday afternoon with Eric day, head of the county Office of Emergency Services.  Go to full article

Heavy Rains Threaten Two Dams on Great Chazy River

Officials in the Clinton County town of Altona are working to contain a growing hole in the dam at Miner Lake. With the Great Chazy River swollen by heavy rains, a six-foot-wide gap has opened in the barrier. As Brian Mann reports, officials are also watching a second dam further downstream.  Go to full article

Keeping an Eye on the Sky

A couple living on the north shore of Raquette Lake will be keeping an eye on the weather this year. Jackie and Jordan Hornstein recently attended a severe weather watch workshop by the National Weather Service. The NWS relies on volunteers to help track the weather in remote parts of the North Country. Todd Moe spoke with Jackie Hornstein about the region's weather -- from lake effect snow to "Black Fly" season.  Go to full article

The Invasion of the Tent Caterpillars

Martha Foley and Amy Ivy talk about the eastern and forest tent caterpillar outbreaks across the region, and the best choices for top soil in their weekly gardening chat.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Clearing Brush

It's the eternal struggle of every homeowner in the North Country. How to keep the fast-growing thicket of weeds and brush from taking over the yard? Burn bans have made the task especially daunting this spring. The ban's been lifted, for now. People are burning grass and clearing brush. Here's today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

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