Debris from the interior is heaped outside the Schoharie County Office Building in downtown Schoharie after the building was flooded during Tropical Storm Irene.
Inside what used to be his office, county Treasurer Bill Cherry is pleased to find his Rolodex amid the mud and debris. At the height of the flood, water was chest deep in the office, which is on the ground floor of the building.
A worker at the dismal task of cleaning what used to be the DMV office.
Lifting and removing mud soaked carpet from what used to be the county treasurer’s office.
Down in the basement of the county office building water and muck still rule the darkness.
On Main Street in the village of Schoharie water is still being pumped from the basements of public buildings by CSG, a company that specializes in disaster response.
Tiffany Highbridge came up from Florida to help a friend clean up her house, just off Main Street in the village of Schoharie.
A common sight in Schoharie these days, debris from inside devastated houses gets trucked away.
The Bank of America has set up temporary headquarters behind its flood-damaged building on Main Street.
Just in case anyone needs it.
Though still standing, most houses have interior damage that may make them unsalvageable.
The Schoharie County Courthouse – services temporarily relocated to near the Dunkin’ Donuts. If you need directions, ask anyone.