Storm Sentinels

I spent much of my childhood skiing and playing in Windham, NY which is just a few towns over from Prattsville. I remember Hurricane Irene hitting hard a few years ago in August 2011, and the devastation it left on that collection of upstate NY towns can still be seen and felt today.

This longform from The Verge explores the intersection of weather forecasting and emergency management against the backdrop of Irene’s affect on the town of Prattsville.

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