Two Local Deaths from Tropical Storm Irene – More Flood Recovery Information
Have you ever been tempted to pass a road sign that says ‘road closed?’ We have seen several of these signs all over the Capital Region, since Tropical Storm Irene hit the area on Sunday. Sadly, a Capital Region resident lost his life when his truck was submerged in water.
As of Tuesday, August 30, CNN has reported that 38 deaths have been reported in 11 states blamed on Hurricane and Tropical Storm Irene.
According to WRGB, 72 year old Stephen Terleckey drove his pick-up truck into the Mohawk River Monday morning, Aug. 29. Terleckey drove past posted road closure signs and into the river. His truck was quickly submerged in flood waters.
This is the second death in the area, as a result of the flooding. 68 year old Sharon Stein was killed by floodwaters in the Onesquethaw Creek in New Scotland.
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