After the Flood: Prattsville Remembers Irene
Sep 03, 2012 12:29 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="350"]Frank Hagan's home on the Batavia Kill on Route 23 in Cozy Hollow in Prattsville now has chains holding it down. Photo by Jess Puglisi.[/caption]Jess Puglisi and Lynn Sloneker talk with residents of Prattsville and Lexington on "After the Flood: Prattsville Remembers Irene" from 2-3:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 3 on WGXC 90.7-FM. Residents tell about their experience during the flooding that resulted from Hurricane Irene that obliterated much of their town, along with observations about the first year of recovery. Prattsville, a town of 700 situated at the junction of the Batavia Kill and the Schoharie Creek, was left in ruins after both bodies of water flooded with unanticipated speed and force. Residents interviewed include Beth and Donald Ballard, Michelle Petricini, Frank Hagan, David Murphy, Ronald Jones, Kaitlynn Cross, Melinda Sokoll, and Lynn Byrne.