During Tropical Storm Irene the small creek the runs through downtown Rochester caused severe damage to several homes in downtown Rochester. Beth Frock and Jon Graham lost their home when the flood waters eroded their foundation and collapsed their house into their neighbor's home. This is an example of how even within urban areas small creeks pose great threats. Setbacks for new development can help prevent tragedies like this one in the future. Read more about the damage to this family's home on VPR here Rochester Family Copes with Loss.
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• Damage to roads and bridges are included in the TS Irene Damage tab
• Information about the watershed is included in the Watershed tab
• Information about the river reaches and the upstream factors that contribute to damage are included in the Stream Assessment tab