flooding http://wrvo.org en State of emergency in six counties due to weeklong flooding http://wrvo.org/post/state-emergency-six-counties-due-weeklong-flooding <p></p><p>Most North Country rivers and streams appear to be cresting or starting to recede after days of rising water.&nbsp;</p><p>A combination of rain and melting snow caused several rivers and creeks to flood in upstate New York, particularly in the North Country and Mohawk Valley. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a state of emergency for six New York counties this week due to flooding -- including Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:50:59 +0000 WRVO News 54422 at http://wrvo.org State of emergency in six counties due to weeklong flooding Talking About Spring http://wrvo.org/post/talking-about-spring <p>In this archived broadcast, Talking About Spring, John Weeks talks about how the weather is becoming nicer and all the snow is beginning to melt. He mentions that the rapid disappearances of snow is causing green brown pasture and weed fields all over. He also talks about how flooding can occur due to the amount of snow melting and he talks about different questions that he has received about the spring weather.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 John Weeks 51530 at http://wrvo.org Rethink on water resources required to combat climate change http://wrvo.org/post/rethink-water-resources-required-combat-climate-change <p></p><p>Catastrophic storms like Irene, Lee and Superstorm Sandy ravaged much of the Hudson River watershed with flooding and erosion. Environmental advocates and policy makers say that’s evidence that climate change is having a major impact on the quantity and quality of the region’s water supplies.</p><p>Stakeholders joined the Hudson River Watershed Alliance and Mohonk Consultations for a conference in New Paltz&nbsp;earlier this week. They called for communities to seize the moment while admitting that changing existing attitudes towards water management can take a long time.</p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:30:04 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 47841 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says natural disasters are "taxing" state resources http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-natural-disasters-are-taxing-state-resources <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday outlined the state's storm aid and recovery package for <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/severe-weather-strikes-central-northern-new-york" target="_blank">flooding that hit the Mohawk Valley</a> and western New York late last month, saying the near constant stream of natural disasters that have hit the state in the past few years are draining state resources.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:49:18 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41558 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says natural disasters are "taxing" state resources Schumer comments on wait for federal disaster declaration http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-comments-wait-federal-disaster-declaration <p>While parts of central and northern New York continue to rebuild following last month's massive flooding, Sen. Charles Schumer says there may be a reason the region is still waiting for federal disaster aid approval.<br><br>Yesterday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was not overly optimistic that Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, Funds will come through. Schumer said the amount of damage in the state is still being tallied.<br> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:55:19 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40884 at http://wrvo.org Flooding came quickly, but the cleanup will be slower http://wrvo.org/post/flooding-came-quickly-cleanup-will-be-slower <p>The rains that caused severe flooding and damage in central and northern New York last week came quickly, but the cleanup will be much slower.<br><br>“I’m just plugging away, day by day and getting a little bit further each day, you know,” said Steven Loucks. His Oneida home was flooded with several feet of water last week.<br><br>“My basement was completely flooded. It did not hit my first floor though, which is a good deal. But my basement, my furnace, my hot water heaters; I just got two new hot water heaters,” he said.<br> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 17:45:59 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40563 at http://wrvo.org Flooding came quickly, but the cleanup will be slower Cuomo says predicted Nor'Easter could be worrisome http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-predicted-noreaster-could-be-worrisome <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says there is concern that the Nor’Easter predicted to hit New York later this week could cause more harm to already storm-damaged areas. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 10:35:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28651 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand fights to keep flood insurance bills from skyrocketing http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-fights-keep-flood-insurance-bills-skyrocketing <p>U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has joined the fight to keep flood insurance bills from skyrocketing in one of Syracuse&#39;s poorest neighborhoods. The idea is to convince the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, that their latest maps are flawed.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:24:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 18354 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand fights to keep flood insurance bills from skyrocketing