Damages from Irene in the Catskills Expected to Exceed $1 Billion

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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?

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