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Memories From The Irene Storm In Troy NY 2011

Updated on August 29, 2016
A pic I took almost at dusk, the water was in a persons yard.
A pic I took almost at dusk, the water was in a persons yard.
Across the park from my daughters home.
Across the park from my daughters home.
By the park.
By the park.
The ducks look like they are at home, even though there we so many people just coming to look  at this spot.
The ducks look like they are at home, even though there we so many people just coming to look at this spot.
The mobile homes and streets  were flooded.
The mobile homes and streets were flooded.

Storm Irene Hurt So Many People In Her Path.

Who will ever be able to forget all the devastation that Irene brought upon everyone? 2011 will be a year to remember. Here in Troy N.Y. We were hit kinda bad, not as bad as many other places, but never the less we had our share of heartache dealing with all of it. Folks still had to try to pick up their lives. I live in Lansingburgh and my friends and I went out the day after the storm. We could not believe the Burgh had gotten hit so hard.

It was just so sad to watch people just look at their homes by the River and streets near by, to just have that water creep up and then rush into their homes. They tried to get everything out that had value to them. The city crews were on hand to help the best they could ,and they were pumping out basements that were not right on the river. The city crews were working 24/7 to help restore the streets, and the water from the residents homes.

My daughter lives across the street from the park and she almost got flooded out. On the other side of the park are the mobile homes on the river that did get flooded. There are some pictures that I took up the road by the Price Chopper and other houses. The dock for the boats got destroyed as well, and the boats that were docked got swept away by the hard currents of the muddy river. Some parts of Lansingburgh lost power, but lucky for us only for a few days. I call my pictures the Calm after the storm.. Because to look at the muddy water just sitting there like nothing happened felt eerie to me. The water stayed high for days, and when it rained again, some people did get flooded out for a second time. The people in Lansingburgh came together as a community and helped the flood victims out, which was very heartwarming to see.

Update: 5 Years after the storm.

Here is a story Time Warner cable ran on the storm. Schoharie County and Middleburgh got hit really bad, and they are still rebuilding their communities today.

In this special report on Irene, Barry Wygel talked to people who lost it all and how they are still struggling with recovery.




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    • lucybell21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonny OBrien 

      5 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      Peggy. Thank God we did not get hit really hard here. Just high winds and rain. And trees down here and there. I did worry about the river in the Burgh tho. As someone had lost their trailer to Irene. And just 2 weeks ago they got a brand new mobile home.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This is eerie reading this after just having Hurricane Sandy go through that same part of the country in October, 2012. I fear your next report will be much worse than this from what we are hearing and seeing from the news media. So sad! Hope that you and your family are safe.

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      brandasaur 

      6 years ago from Planet X

      Actually, our country too has been hit, baaaad, as in very bad. I can relate to what you and your country feels. Any, thanks for sharing. :)

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