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Two years later, flood recovery makes headway

Tropical storms’ damage more than half repaired

A trio of sunflowers reach to the sky next to the foundation of house at 147 Bridge Street in Schoharie that is all that is left of a home in the wake of Hurricane Irene Wednesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
A trio of sunflowers reach to the sky next to the foundation of house at 147 Bridge Street in Schoharie that is all that is left of a home in the wake of Hurricane Irene Wednesday.
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The work of Schoharie Area Long Term, the flood recovery group formed in the aftermath of tropical storms Irene and Lee, is more than half done. Of the 1,958 Schoharie County properties damaged by devastating floodwaters, 63 percent have been rebuilt, a big jump from last year at this time, when only 22 percent were finished. But significant needs remain, according to Sarah Goodrich, the executive director of SALT, a nonprofit organization that provides support ...


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