ALBANY (AP) - Officials in staggering communities and in Albany are starting to look back at what else they could have done to better brace for Tropical Storm Irene, which surprisingly devastated swaths of upstate.
The grim answer is that they don't think more could have been done, and little can be done now in the event of another storm like it.
Don Jaquish of the Essex County Office of Emergency Services in the Adirondacks says there's just no way to contend with unimaginable amounts of water rushing down from the high peaks.
He says, however, that the state's rare action to get campers out of the woods before the storm probably saved lives.
(Editor's note: Look for more on this story in tomorrow's Enterprise.)