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Irene’s less dramatic flood victims seek recovery

Degree of damage from ’11 still unclear in Montgomery County

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Two years ago, Dwight Schwabrow was poring over maps and charts in the basement of the Montgomery County Office Building in Fonda and taking frantic phone calls. “I got a call from [Burtonsville Fire Chief] John Gross,” he said. “He told me there was a 30-foot wall of water coming over the Burtonsville bridge. I was just trying to imagine what that might do downstream.” The night of Aug. 28, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene caused ...


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