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An extreme and exhausting year, disaster-wise

September 5, 2011 WASHINGTON — Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes. Unprecedented triple-digit heat and devastating drought. Deadly tornadoes leveling towns. Massive rivers overflowing. more »»

Close-knit upstate communities forge on

September 5, 2011 SCHOHARIE — Launa Garrett was wearing a floppy jester’s hat and playfully directing traffic in her town, still smeared in mud and devastation as the first week of life after Tropical Storm Irene... more »»

Still no power for 12,000+ in NY, 43,000+ on East Coast

September 5, 2011 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 43,000 households and business along the Eastern Seaboard that lost power during Irene remain without it a week after the stor. more »»

Clinton, Warren added for individual aid

September 3, 2011 People in Clinton and Warren counties will now be eligible for federal assistance with damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Jay sets up relief fund

September 3, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — The town of Jay has set up an account to help town residents who suffered losses as a result of Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Debris pick-up in Black Brook

September 3, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — Town of Jay public works crews, with the help of Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility inmates, will pick up debris in the neighboring town of Black Brook starting tomorrow. more »»

Hesseltine, Hazen roads only open to local traffic

September 3, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — Hazen and Hesseltine roads in Jay are now only open to local traffic, due to two culverts that have been damaged. more »»

Crews work to fix roads, repair bridges (Video)

September 2, 2011 LAKE PLACID — A state Department of Transportation engineer says the Route 73 bridge over the West Branch of the AuSable River could reopen to two-way traffic as soon as Saturday, in time for Labor... more »»

Cuomo: Use Labor Day weekend to help neighbors after Irene (update)

September 2, 2011 ALBANY - Upstate New Yorkers can help their neighbors still digging out from Tropical Storm Irene by taking part in a "Labor for your Neighbor" effort Sunday and Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said toda. more »»

Keene classes will begin Wednesday, as scheduled

September 2, 2011 KEENE VALLEY — The first day back for Keene Central School students will not be delayed despite serious damage around the town from Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

‘Mad dash’ to the hospital

September 2, 2011 SARANAC LAKE — Jason and Mary Smith were determined to get the hospital before their baby was born. The only thing standing in their way was Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Irene flooding threatens fall leaf tourism

September 2, 2011 MONTPELIER, Vt. more »»

NY says Irene damage covered in flood insurance (update)

September 1, 2011 ALBANY - New York's insurance chief on Thursday warned that some insurers are trying to get out of payouts under flood insurance for damage from Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Photos of Keene flood damage Thursday

September 1, 2011 John Eldridge of Lake Placid took these photos this morning of damage in Keene caused by brooks, swollen by Tropical Storm Irene, carving new paths through the hamlet Sunday. more »»

Adirondak Loj guests finally go home after Irene

September 1, 2011 LAKE PLACID — More than two dozen guests who had been stuck at the Adirondak Loj since Sunday were finally able to go home Thursday, after crews made temporary repairs to a bridge that was heavily... more »»

New Keene trust, Red Cross offer ways to help after Irene

September 1, 2011 In the week following Tropical Storm Irene, neighbors, volunteers and local organizations have come together to help clean up, rebuild and offer help to those in need. more »»

Irene blasted famed attractions in Wilmington

September 1, 2011 WILMINGTON — Tropical Storm Irene didn’t damage this town’s public infrastructure too badly, but its two most famous private tourist attractions are another story. more »»

Gov. suspends APA, DEC rules for rebuild

August 31, 2011 KEENE — Gov. more »»

River filled people’s homes

August 31, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — On Sunday, Michael Bowen stayed in his home on Sheldrake Road, across from the AuSable River’s East Branch, until the waters of the rising river started to cross the street. more »»

Jay needs volunteers for shelter kitchen

August 31, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — The town of Jay and the AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department are looking for volunteers to staff the kitchen at the town’s emergency shelter. more »»

 
 

 

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