Speaking of the weather…

Curt Stager has the latest in a series of blogposts triggered by the incredible flood damage from the high waters of Irene.

The dance at the Whallonsburg Grange to raise money for neighbors who lost their homes when the Boquet River flooded.

Curt’s been up and down the Adirondack river valleys that were trashed by the power of the water. He’s talked with volunteers and officials, and he and Kary Johnson have taken some of the most dramatic photographs we’ve seen.

This post in his Save the Carbon blog asks the question: “The Weather of 2011: waste or wake-up call?”

Yes, it takes us back to extreme flooding this spring, and to extreme rainfall records going back to 1900. It includes more pictures, charts and graphs showing the trend toward more extreme rain, his thoughts on preparadeness  and the recovery so far.

He closes:

Remember, just because it’s not on national TV now doesn’t mean that this story is over yet.  Far from it;  lots of people still need help.

Two ways to help… join our effort today: send a donation to

Town of Jay Irene Relief Fund
P.O. Box 730
Ausable Forks, NY 12912


Keene Flood Recovery Fund

The Adirondack Community Trust
P.O. Box 288
Lake Placid, NY  12946

(Checks should be made payable to ACT/ Keene Flood Recovery Fund.)


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