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Gibson, Owens co-chairs of Irene coalition

September 9, 2011 Thirty members of Congress from both parties whose districts were devastated by Hurricane Irene have banded together to form the bipartisan Hurricane Irene Coalition. Area Reps. more »»

Free tetanus shots offered in flooded communities

September 8, 2011 ALBANY (AP) - Health officials in communities digging out from severe flooding are urging residents and recovery workers to take advantage of free tetanus shots, even as supplies dwindle. more »»

Police: Men burglarized Irene-evacuated home

September 8, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — Four men were arrested Wednesday and charged with several burglaries in AuSable Forks, including breaking into a residence evacuated due to Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Woods reopened, but trails damaged by Irene

September 8, 2011 LAKE PLACID — The Adirondak Loj and most of the trails in the eastern High Peaks and Giant Mountain wilderness areas opened toda. more »»

California fire team helps Essex County manage storm response

September 8, 2011 LEWIS — An incident management team from California is helping Essex County coordinate its response to Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Many ways to help Irene victims

September 8, 2011 Lake Placid News hurricane special will help storm victims LAKE PLACID — This week the Sept. more »»

Gibson, Owens among Congress members for Irene farmer aid bill

September 8, 2011 ALBANY (AP) — Members of New York’s Congressional delegation have introduced legislation to help farmers devastated by Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Schumer: NY has more than 2,000 ‘deficient’ bridges

September 8, 2011 ALBANY (AP) — A new report finds New York has more than 2,000 bridges considered “deficient” and that number will rise dramatically once damage from Tropical Storm Irene is calculated. U.S. Sen. more »»

County hopes repairs will be repaid

September 7, 2011 ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County will get reimbursed for storm damage to its roads and bridges, but it’ll probably have to borrow money to cover the repairs first. more »»

AuSable Forks boil-water order lifted

September 7, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — The boil-water order for the AuSable Forks Water District was lifted on Tuesday. more »»

More than 100 homes uninhabitable due to Irene

September 7, 2011 ELIZABETHTOWN — More than 100 residences in Essex County are now uninhabitable after Tropical Storm Iren. more »»

Jay still needs volunteers for cleanup

September 7, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — The town of Jay is looking for volunteers to help move items out of people’s basements, packaging, shoveling mud out of basements, and whatever else may be neede. more »»

Skate to help support those affected by Tropical Storm Irene

September 7, 2011 LAKE PLACID — Tropical Storm Irene swept through the Adirondacks recently, and although Lake Placid made it through the storm relatively unscathed, many of its neighbors and loved ones in the... more »»

Route 73 slated to reopen in 9 days

September 6, 2011 State Route 73, which is still closed between Keene Valley and the Adirondack Northway (I-87) due to storm damage, will reopen to one lane of traffic in 9 days, on Sept. 15. Gov. more »»

Upper Jay labors to help neighbors

September 6, 2011 UPPER JAY — Volunteers were out in full force in this hamlet over Labor Day weekend, helping clean up the wreckage that Tropical Storm Irene left behind Aug. 28. more »»

New flood fears after Irene

September 5, 2011 Communities across the North Country were keeping close tabs on the weather forecast Sunday as a flash flood watch was posted in towns ravaged last week by massive flooding triggered by Tropical... more »»

Obama pledges federal Irene aid

September 5, 2011 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama stood on a bridge overlooking the rain-swollen and fast-rushing Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey’s third-largest city, and said Sunday the federal governmen... more »»

SL mayor expects feds to come through with aid, as with ice storm

September 5, 2011 ALBANY (AP) — If history is a judge, upstate New Yorkers slammed by Tropical Storm Irene may be able to draw some comfort by the federal and state response to the devastating 1998 ice storm. more »»

An extreme and exhausting year, disaster-wise

September 5, 2011 WASHINGTON — Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes. Unprecedented triple-digit heat and devastating drought. Deadly tornadoes leveling towns. Massive rivers overflowing. more »»



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