Binghamton, NY was flooded as the result of Tropical Storm Lee, following Hurricane Irene, in September 2011. Over 9,000 properties were damaged in Broome County of which Binghamton is part - many in areas that have never flooded before. The adjacent counties of Chenango and Tioga also received significant flood damage.
This up-state New York valley has lots of dykes and flood walls that have worked well in the past. In September 2011 water went over them for the first time. These 2011 floods follow another serious flood in 2006.
Volunteer groups are needed to help with the damage caused by this flooding. Please
link to web information and registration here: http://www.ucc.org/volunteer/disaster-recovery-volunteers/binghamton-new-york.html Your group can help people rebuild lives and properties.
Don Remick is Bridge Conference Minister.