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Irene: Funeral homes part of flood recovery efforts

Mike Langan discusses items damaged but salvaged at the Langan Funeral Home in Schoharie after Tropical Storm Irene caused massive flooding in the village.
Mike Langan discusses items damaged but salvaged at the Langan Funeral Home in Schoharie after Tropical Storm Irene caused massive flooding in the village.
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Like churches, school buildings, taverns and libraries, funeral homes are important in villages and towns. And in the Northeast, many are situated where these early communities were built — along creeks and rivers. Schoharie County lost two of its funeral homes to flooding in August and September. More than seven months after the Schoharie Creek inundated the villages of Middleburgh and Schoharie, one is still out of commission, the other is in operation. The Palmer ...


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