Friday’s flash flooding stranded some students at Middleburgh Central School District
Hudson Valley YNN
By: Erin Vannella
June 14, 2013
happened in a 10 second period this time,” said one Middleburgh resident.
This time? Yes, flood waters ravage the Schoharie Valley yet again.
“Every time it rains, we don’t know if we’re going to get flooded or not and it’s almost every single time,” said Keith Wynia.
“I thought we spent a lot of money cleaning up creeks from the last flood, but I guess they didn’t get the smaller ones and that’s what’s backing up right now,” said Donna Wynia.
Main Street, River Street, sidewalks, yards, all underwater enough to close roads between Schoharie and Middleburgh, to keep residents gawking, road crews bulldozing and students trapped at school.
“All the little kids were left in the elementary school,” said Wynia. “You couldn’t go anywhere, all the traffic was backed up and it was just safer for them to be there.”
“I can’t say enough about our staff,” said Middleburgh School Superintendent Michelle Weaver. “In Middleburgh, students come first. Friday afternoon, everyone was here late for students, making sure they were safe and having fun and keeping their minds on other things.”
Middleburgh students were released about quarter to seven. But according to the superintendent, many kids, like the adults, were having flashbacks to Irene. The difference, this time though, the sun was quick to shine again.
“Certainly going forward, we make sure people know we’re here as a community that will get through this like we got through the other disasters,” said Weaver.