August 31, 2011
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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Videos from Tropical Storm Irene and the first recovery stages
Video from Au Sable Forks and Upper Jay.
Warren, Essex and Clinton counties are among 19 counties in New York State designated in a federal disaster declaration signed Wednesday that pre-qualifies partial funding of restoration of local public infrastructure stemming from destruction caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Also, Essex County has been named as one of eight counties in the state in which individual assistance will be available to homeowners and businesses.
A photo gallery of the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene in Au Sable Forks and Upper Jay.
Homeowners, volunteers clear destruction
“We can’t live here any more,” Sidney “Sid” Smith said about his home in Au Sable Forks. “The water was up to my waist. We’ve spent the last couple days just cleaning everything out.”