Posted by: David Giacalone | August 29, 2011

flooding and sunshine in Scotia after Irene

– Irene visits Jumpin’ Jack’s –

  As a Stockade evacuee from Hurricane Irene, I  woke up in Scotia this refreshing, sunny morning and headed over to see how the north side of the Mohawk was handling the Irene flood waters.  As you can see from this Slideshow, Schonowee Ave. was flooded by 9:30 AM, Jumpin’ Jack’s had more water than any of the onlookers could recall, and Collin’s Lake and the Mohawk River took over most of Collins Park.  Most photos were taken between 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM, while I mingled with a lot of friendly people, many of whom were snapping pictures; others were shot around 4 PM a couple hours past the River’s cresting.

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 – Jumpin’ Jack’s (L) and Freedom Park (R) along the Mohawk –

Each photo in the Slideshow is also in the Gallery beneath it; you can see a larger version by clicking on the picture, and a description by scrolling over the image. You can share this posting with the shortened URL: http://tinyurl.com/IreneScotia

  update: Click to see our posting on the Stockade side of the Mohawk in the aftermath of Irene.

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– you can see a larger version by clicking on a picture in this Gallery, and can scroll over it for a description –

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update (Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2011): See “a gray Labor Day after Irene” for follow-up photos.  E.g., the geese have Collins Park to themselves this Labor Day, due to the problems Irene left behind:


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