Damages from Irene in the Catskills Expected to Exceed $1 Billion
Here’s a story from yesterday’s broadcast on WNYC, detailing some of the horrendous numbers, the death and destruction from Tropical Storm Irene. “Of 191 storm-related rescues in the state, 124 were in the Catskills, and six people were killed, including one woman who drowned in a cottage swamped by floodwaters. Irene also destroyed 500 to 600 homes and thousands of acres of farmland.”
But there’s one positive note: floodwaters are receding, Obama has declared it a major disaster area and help is on the way. Right?
Posted on September 1, 2011, in Catskills, Hurricane Irene, upstate new york and tagged flooding catskills irene, hurricane irene upstate new york, tropical storm irene damages catskills. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.