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Lissa Harris, editor of watershedpost.com, and Terry Doyle from WIOX community radio in Roxbury, NY update the situtation in some of the Catskills towns that experienced flooding from the tropical storm.
Near Windham right now, pretty devastated. Their is a boat that washed up into the mini golf course. The sidewalk is gone. Windham looks like a war zone. Glad to live up hill.
This site has active info for the area...
We have a house in Woodland Valley and family in Mt. Tremper and Mt. Olive. Phones and power must be out. I hear that Flieshnmans and Margaretville are also bad, but cannot find out any info. They really need CELL towers up there!
I an absolutely devastated by the views ofthe flood in Windham. Our extended family (now the 4th generation) has beenvacationing there for over 50 years. We are sophisticated New Yorkers who love it in the summer (we are not skiers). Windham is known as "The Gem of theCatskills" and it is. Excellent golf, swimming, great food, fantastic scenery,art galleries, comfortable, but not luxuriousresorts...we pray it may recover from thisterrible flood. .
Right now occasional Metro North trains are traveling on the elevated tracks on Park Avenue, passing 125th Street. Guess they're testing, as you've reported Metro North isn't operational for passengers.
Ulster County, where several of the mentioned Catskill towns are, has a population of 180,000. Over 100,000 of those residents have no power and may not for days.
The area has received enormous amounts of rain in the past summer. All the water is going straight into creeks and streams which are flooding.
This is the kind of thing that is _typically_ entirely unreported by The New York Times.
Left Woodland Valley Friday morning for Brooklyn can't get any info. Flooding on 28 and Phoenicia, but what about WV?
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