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Photos of Irene flooding in Schenectady

Heartbreaking.

At one point Sunday, officials were projecting that Schenectady would see record flooding -- a once in 500 years flood.

Thankfully, the Mohawk River relented before reaching that mark. But there was still a lot of water. And the Stockade -- one of the Capital Region's greatest neighborhoods -- got hit hard. Walking around Monday afternoon it was heartbreaking to see so many of the picturesque streets half-filled with water.

The good news: the water was already receding. And when you're more than 300-years-old, what's a little (or a whole lot) of water? The Stockade will bounce back.

Many photos from the Stockade -- and a few from Jumpin' Jack's in Scotia -- after the jump.

Scroll all the way up for large format photos.

Also: Photos of Irene flooding in Troy

Comments

these aerial photos of schenectady are pretty incredible. i live in troy but feel lucky to not be in the same mess as the stockade/scotia region! yikes!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aerial-photos-new-york-ny/sets/72157627423042375/with/6093786236/

#287... Riverside Park indeed. Great photos, keep 'em coming.

Seeing these photos of the Stockade, Riverside "Park" and Jumpin Jacks is very hard to see. So sorry to see the devastation that Irene has given to you folks. As a native of Schenectady, I pray for your strength and determination as you clean up the mess literally left in the wake. Schenectady is a town too tough to let a storm get her down! Love you guys!

Irene can suck it!

We Trojans have endured lots of water damage as well-to homes, to wonderful music venues and eateries, and to some of our neighborhoods! Great photos here that will attest Irene, a historic legend to us now, was more powerful than we gave her credit for! Keep the Faith! The sun is now shining!

What a shame what a mess. I was just there in July with my kids. First time visit to JJ. Wow what a bad surprise. God be with all of you in UP State New York.

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