Friday, June 22, 2012

Tropical Storm Irene close to a year later

We are approaching the one-year anniversary of Topical Storm Irene here in upstate New York. Tropical Storm Irene hit the Catskill Mountain top area with a vengeance on August 28th 2011. It was September 11th I decided to take a trip up to Hunter and Windham area of the Catskill Mountains. It was heart breaking seeing what Mother Nature had done to this area and the destructive force of this storm.

Today I went back to some of the same locations as I was at back last year. These images are from the same location showing the hard work of mankind to restore towns and roadways. It was nice to see things being restored and people getting back to a normal life, but still sad to see areas that homes where totally destroyed that have force families to leave the area.

Life can be tough but events like this make use tougher and bring us closer together to help out our fellow neighbors.