Friday, August 8, 2014

3 YEARS LATER: REMEMBERING HURRICANE IRENE IN CROTON

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

With Hawaii facing double hurricanes Iselle and Julio over the next few days, a resident reminded us that it's been almost three years since August's Hurricane Irene pounded our neck of the woods.

Here are only some of the articles from Everything Croton’s coverage of the storm in 2011. (It’s also worth mentioning that Hugo Iodice of Manhattan Mortgage, now Guaranteed Rate - hugo.iodice@guaranteedrate.com - kept us alerted about emergency shelter availability and sand bags being provided by the Town of Cortlandt. At least one Croton homeowner was able to save her craft studio from being flooded as a result.)

A lot of people lost power; one rafter lost his life; and the Arboretum suffered quite a bit of damage at the time. Of course, the volunteers at EMS and the Croton Fire Department were kept very busy too. (See what they've been up to recently here http://www.crotonfd.org/)

P.S. The new FEMA flood maps are out. Up and down the river more flooding is predicted; and insurance rates are up--if you can even get insurance as a business in the newly expanded flood areas...

The Hudson's a beautiful thing but in times of storm, not so pretty. 

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--CROTON YACHT CLUB STORM SURGE & PHOTO, COURTESY OF MARCY COHEN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/08/croton-yach-club.html


--ENGEL RIVER RESCUE COST CROTON $30,000; because the comments have been less than charitable in the face of this charity, the post has been taken down. All comments are moderated at Everything Croton.

3 comments:

  1. Please post a link to the flood maps. Thanks for the information.

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    1. I don't think they are online but the village has them (or at least those relevant to the area) as they have been the subject of discussion in work sessions/other meetings. You can always submit a freedom of information request to FOIL OFFICER, Village of Croton, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton NY 10520

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    2. Or maybe try asking the yacht club.

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