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Jun 18th 2012 Monday

Adirondack, Catskill backcountry trails, bridges still being repaired after disastrous storm

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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — A replacement for one of the most well-traveled and iconic bridges in the Adirondack High Peaks was completed and opened to hikers Sunday as crews continue to repair backcountry trail damage from Tropical Storm Irene in August. Source: http://news.yahoo.c [...]

Sep 1st 2011 Thursday

Irene Takes The Life Of A Holocaust Survivor

By | September 1st, 2011|Categories: News|0 Comments

An 82 year-old Holocaust survivor and grandmother drowned August 28 in a Catskills cottage after it was overtaken with floodwater caused by Hurricane Irene, The New York Daily News reports. New York State Police Investigator Jeffrey Moore said more than 6 feet of water fille [...]

Sep 1st 2011 Thursday

Irene- Gov. Andrew Cuomo visits Prattsville NY

By | September 1st, 2011|Categories: News|0 Comments

Prattsville NY- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Prattsville on August 31. Gov. Cuomo said that he expected damage in the state from Tropical Storm Irene to reach “close to $1 billion”. The governor arrived in Prattsville by SUV, after taking in an aerial view of the d [...]

Aug 31st 2011 Wednesday

Irene News- Prattsville NY Google 360

By | August 31st, 2011|Categories: News|0 Comments

Google Maps with Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery. Click on the road to move along Route 23 within Prattsville NY to view Prattsville from before the storm. Also hold down left button and move mouse to rotate view. [...]

Aug 31st 2011 Wednesday

Irene News: Prattsville NY Youtube Video

By | August 31st, 2011|Categories: News|0 Comments

Video from Youtube user: stansoule Description from stansoule: This is a small part of my town after hurricane Irene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb8hczNy7LU On August, 28. 2011, Hurricane Irene caused record flooding in Prattsville, NY  by the Schoharie Creek, causing maj [...]

Aug 30th 2011 Tuesday

Irene News: Prattsville, NY

By | August 30th, 2011|Categories: News|0 Comments

The article below published in the New York Times pertains to Prattsville, NY and the major flood of the Schoharie Creek that was caused by Tropical Storm Irene: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/nyregion/storm-leaves-catskill-towns-little-but-debris.html ---- The article be [...]

Aug 30th 2011 Tuesday

Irene News: Gilboa Dam

By | August 30th, 2011|Categories: News|0 Comments

From Wikipedia: On August 28, 2011, after receiving as much as 12 inches (300 mm) of rainfall from Hurricane Irene, the Gilboa Dam was placed in a level B situation.Though the dam was intact, the heavy upstream rainfall from the hurricane prompted officials to issue an evacu [...]

Aug 30th 2011 Tuesday

Irene News: Blenheim Bridge

By | August 30th, 2011|Categories: News|1 Comment

The Blenheim Bridge was opened in 1855 and it was also one of the oldest of its type in the United States. It was destroyed on August 28, 2011 as a result of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. (Source: Wikipedia- Blenheim Bridge) Photo of the Blenheim Bridge in 2007: Image [...]

Aug 9th 2011 Tuesday

Tour of the Catskills Winner

By | August 9th, 2011|Categories: News|0 Comments

When all the ascensions were done, young Alister Ratcliff stood atop the pro mens’ podium in the fourth-annual Tour of the Catskills road bike race, held this weekend on some of the most grueling and gorgeous roads in Greene County. The race dipped briefly into Ulster County [...]

Aug 2nd 2011 Tuesday

Tour of the Catskills 2011

By | August 2nd, 2011|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Tour of the Catskills is one of America’s premier cycling events held in the heart of the Catskill Mountains in scenic Upstate New York.  Held over 3 days, beginning with a Friday individual time trial, and two epic road stages on Saturday and Sunday in Greene and Ulster [...]