Hurricane Irene did serious damage to regions of the Catskills, with major flooding in the areas around West Shokan. Maureen and Will ventured up to the house this past weekend, and here are some photos from their trip. Several trees came down near the house — one nearly toppling on the shed! — but by a stroke of luck there was no damage to the buildings.
As a family friend who saw Maureen’s photos on Facebook said: “Nothing can touch the Shokan house. Too much positive energy holding up the rafters.”