Streams

Catskills Floods

Monday, August 29, 2011

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.

Guests:

Terry Doyle and Lissa Harris

Comments [8]

Lafe from Windham

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.

Aug. 29 2011 04:51 PM
emmie from philadelphia

This site has active info for the area...

http://www.watershedpost.com/2011/hurricane-irene-live-news-feed-catskills

Aug. 29 2011 03:23 PM
emmie from philadelphia

This site has active info for the area...

http://www.watershedpost.com/2011/hurricane-irene-live-news-feed-catskills

Aug. 29 2011 03:23 PM
Gayle Walsh from Cream Ridge/Woodland Valley

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!

Aug. 29 2011 01:46 PM
Marycg from New York, NY

I an absolutely devastated by the views of
the flood in Windham. Our extended family (now the 4th generation) has been
vacationing 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 the
Catskills" and it is. Excellent golf, swimming, great food, fantastic scenery,
art galleries, comfortable, but not luxurious
resorts...we pray it may recover from this
terrible flood.
.

Aug. 29 2011 10:58 AM
Nancy from Harlem

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.

Aug. 29 2011 10:39 AM

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.

Aug. 29 2011 10:39 AM
Jack from Woodland Valley

Left Woodland Valley Friday morning for Brooklyn can't get any info. Flooding on 28 and Phoenicia, but what about WV?

Aug. 29 2011 10:30 AM

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