Thursday, June 27, 2013

Schoharie Valley Braces for More Flash Flooding - June 27, 2013

In the aftermath of bad, localized flooding just two weeks ago in Upstate New York's Schoharie Valley, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the messenger of yet another opportunity for mother nature to soak this repeatedly flooded area with this afternoon's storms.

The Schoharie Valley is under a flash flood watch, along with most of New York.

With NOAA predicting 1.5-2 inches of rain and wind gusts reaching 15 miles per hour near five o'clock this evening, the Village of Middleburgh (which suffered severe flash flooding two weeks ago) has been bracing with work crews monitoring the streets and the highway department preparing sandbags, just in case.
It has been two years since the devastation of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee ravaged the Schoharie Valley and with residents and businesses coming to the area in the droves, the last thing we need is yet another flash flood to sake the confidence of our people in the ability to survive and prosper in this beautiful area.
The next couple of days will be a test for the Valley... We handled the last flash flood with professionalism and community spirit, let us hope that is the case once more as mother nature unleashes her fury on us for potentially the third time today.

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