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One year later: Tropical Storm Irene in videos

A pile of ruined books was created as volunteers helped to clean out the Wells Library in Upper Jay.

A pile of ruined books was created as volunteers helped to clean out the Wells Library in Upper Jay. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

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Tropical Storm Irene Footage

Clips from Westport, Elizabethtown and Keene, during & after Tropical Storm Irene swept through the Adirondacks on Sunday, August 28, 2011.

Clips from Westport, Elizabethtown and Keene, during & after Tropical Storm Irene swept through the Adirondacks on Sunday, August 28, 2011.

— Tropical Storm Irene hit the North Country one year ago today, causing heavy flooding, power outages and problems for many of its residents.

The Valley News took a number of videos to document the storm and the beginning stages of the recovery process, which can be seen here by clicking on any of the links.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks in wake of Irene

In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks after touring the town of Keene, promising a task force, aid monies, and easing of permitting regulations.

In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks after touring the town of Keene, promising a task force, aid monies, and easing of permitting regulations.

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Au Sable Forks - Irene recovery efforts

Valley News editor Keith Lobdell went to Au Sable Forks, Jay and Upper Jay to see how recovery efforts were going from tropical storm Irene.

Valley News editor Keith Lobdell went to Au Sable Forks, Jay and Upper Jay to see how recovery efforts were going from tropical storm Irene.

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Santa's Workshop estimates $150,000 worth in damages

Santa's Workshop in Wilmington suffered an estimated $150,000 worth of damage, including labor repair costs, from Tropical Storm Irene, according to Matt Stanley, general manager of the family amusement park.

Santa's Workshop in Wilmington suffered an estimated $150,000 worth of damage, including labor repair costs, from Tropical Storm Irene, according to Matt Stanley, general manager of the family amusement park.

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Keene shows appreciation to volunteers

Keene put on a cookout Sept. 2 to show appreciation for all of the volunteers who helped with town cleanup efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.

Keene put on a cookout Sept. 2 to show appreciation for all of the volunteers who helped with town cleanup efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announces Route 73 is now open Irene

In wake of Tropical Storm Irene's destruction, 7 days after the Governor promised the highway would be open in 10 days. Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning that both lanes of Route 73 between Keene Valley and the Adirondack Northway (Exit 30) are now open. Sen. Betty Little, Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, Town Supervisor Bill Ferebee and others where on hand for the announcement in Keene Valley, NY.

In wake of Tropical Storm Irene's destruction, 7 days after the Governor promised the highway would be open in 10 days. Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning that both lanes of Route 73 between Keene Valley and the Adirondack Northway (Exit 30) are now open. Sen. Betty Little, Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, Town Supervisor Bill Ferebee and others where on hand for the announcement in Keene Valley, NY.

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