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Several rescued from flash flooding in Haines Falls

Jul 26, 2023 12:51 pm

Andrea Macko reports in Porcupine Soup that heavy storms caused flash flooding in Haines Falls in Greene County July 25. The flash flooding stranded multiple people in the Kaaterskill Creek, and shut down Route 23A for several hours. Two people were rescued from hanging on between boulders in rapid waters at Fawn’s Leap, and several others were also reported trapped by the flood. WTEN reports that sixteen individuals were rescued after the flooding began. The Greene County Sheriff’s Officer Water Rescue Team, New York State Forest Rangers, Town of Hunter Police, New York State Police, The Ulster County Sheriff’s Water Rescue Team, and the Twin Cloves Rescue Team all responded to the emergency. Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.