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Frankenstorm for Halloween? Could the Albany Area See a Hurricane?

We reported yesterday that we could see a hurricane hit a cold front and merge with a Nor'easter thus producing a snowy hurricane. Good news - doesn't look like we'll be getting any snow. Bad news - it looks like we could see a great deal of rain and wind. We have the updated details and with Irene fresh on our minds, we're not looking forward to this storm.

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Jumpin’ Jacks – The Popular Eatery in Scotia – is Underwater [VIDEO]

It's so unbelievable to see video like this.  The entire Collins Park in Scotia as well as Jumpin' Jacks is underwater after the Mohawk River flooded from Hurricane Irene.  Yes this is a 500 year flood.  Watch the video.

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After Irene, What Hurricane Name is Next?

Hurricane Irene blasted the East Coast,  although rare it may not be the last one this year that could affect New York State.  Peak hurricane season happens in September and there are several tropical depressions that are forming now.  What name hurricane could we be talking about next?

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Irene May Cause Gas Prices To Drop

Yes, you read that right. I was rather perplexed when I heard that this morning too. Basic instincts would to be to imagine higher gas prices after a natural disaster. But they say no. Gas is priced to supply and demand.

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Schenectady Flood Photos

The place beyond the pines is now partly underwater.

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Twin Bridges Closed on Northway in Both Directions Due To Runaway Barge [UPDATE]

UPDATED @ 3P -The barge with the crane on it has been corralled on the Mohawk River and officials are attempting to make it a more permanent mooring. The Twin Bridges have reopened.

A 40 ft runaway barge with a 30 foot crane on top is heading toward the Twin Bridges, prompting authorities to close the bridges

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Schenectady County and Town of Niskayuna Advise Evacuation of Low Lying Areas – Lock 7 May Fail

We just received word that Schenectady and the Town of Niskayuna are advising residents who are in low lying areas from Lock 7 to the Albany County line to evacuate immediately due to a possibility that Lock 7 may fail.

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Hurricane Irene Washes Away 141-Year-Old Vermont Bridge [VIDEO]

One of Hurricane Irene‘s unfortunate structural victims this weekend was the 141-year-old Bartonsville Covered Bridge in Bartonsville, Vermont.

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Photos From Monte’s Hometown of Philmont, NY.

Now that ol' Monte is back up with power and internet, I thought I'd share a few photos from my home town of Philmont, NY way down in Columbia County.  While I was up here with you in the Capital Region, my mom took these photos before the town was under a voluntary evacuation yesterday due to Hurricane Irene.

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Hudson River Flooding in Troy NY [PHOTOS]

Like many area cities Troy has it’s hands full this morning with post Irene flooding. The Hudson River at Troy is flooding parts of downtown and still has yet to crest.

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Q103 Asks Listeners to Help Their Neighbors Affected by Hurricane Irene

We will be collecting money for the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York to support relief efforts for the Albany area residents affected by Hurricane Irene.  On Monday, August 29th (tomorrow) WGNA, Q103, 105.7 Crush FM and 104.5 The Team will be at the Crossgates Mall overflow parking lot (across from JC Penny and Old Navy entrance) from 6am to 10am.

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Tropical Storm Irene – The Latest Information

We are certainly seeing the impacts of Irene already today and there is more rain expected as the day continues. If you are concerned about power outages, National Grid has a site with an outage map. Local officials are suggesting you stay home to avoid the danger of downed trees, power lines, and flooding. Be safe! Email us your photos of damage – downed trees, flooding, etc. Many counties in our coverage area are under a Flash Flood Warning, a Flash Flood Watch, and the entire broadcast area is under a Tropical Storm Warning. Stay tuned to the radio and also download our app radioPup for your smartphone to keep up to date. Updated information after the jump.

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