Created 15-Nov-11
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Images taken on September 14, 2001, about a week after the historic flood which destroyed much of the agricultural sector of southern New York state, and took out two major cities, namely, Owego and Binghamton. As of the time of this writing (mid-November), many households still must be counted as evacuees, their residencies being either damaged, or complete losses. Note image 28 as an indication on the velocity and level of flooding in Owego. The city is still in rebuilding mode. FEMA and other, local, agencies are assisting with grant programs, heavy machinery, soup kitchens and temporary shelter.

First 4 images taken with iPhone 4, all others Sony A900.
Thomas H. Hahn, Ithaca
Historic floodwater levels, one after the other (in Barton, near the post office)Personal belongings, lost (Barton, NY)Heavy machinery needed for the cleanup (Barton, NY)Emptied out, nothing left to live (Barton, NY)Barton, empty still after two months IBarton, keeping watch in the mud two months henceUninhabitable (between Barton and Tioga Center)An old, former general store, in fact a National Architectural Heritage Building, in Tioga CenterAn old, former general store, in fact a National Architectural Heritage Building, in Tioga Center IIOn the porch of the old antique store in Tioga Center (two months later, emptied out)The United Methodist Church in Tioga Center, largely guttedThe United Methodist Church in Tioga Center, largely gutted IILost everything - Academy Street, Owego, Sep.14, 2011Out of tune, discarded (Academy Street, Owego)Cleanup after the flood - Front Street, Owego, Sep.14, 2011 ICleanup after the flood - Front Street, Owego, Sep.14, 2011 IICleanup after the flood - Front Street, Owego, Sep.14, 2011 IIIThe owner of the bookstore, already rather upbeat again, but feigning depressionA chance encounter on Owego's Front StreetThe only object ejected from the premises (Front Street, Owego)