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Area remembers Irene

Storm caused devastating flooding 3 years ago

Sarah Goodrich, executive director of Schoharie Area Long Term Inc., speaks Thursday at a news conference outside the United Methodist Church in Blenheim marking the three-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene ripping through the region and causing extensive flood damage.
Photographer: Sudip Bhattacharya
Sarah Goodrich, executive director of Schoharie Area Long Term Inc., speaks Thursday at a news conference outside the United Methodist Church in Blenheim marking the three-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene ripping through the region and causing extensive flood damage.
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“It looked like a war zone when you got there,” Neil Irwin recalled of the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Irwin is the pastor of the United Methodist Church in Blenheim, which, like so much of the town and the rest of Schoharie County, was devastated by Irene. Two buildings on church property were affected, including its thrift shop, which was washed away. Although Irwin didn’t live in Blenheim, he was close ...


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mj3843
August 29, 2014
7:19 a.m.

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A lot has happened since we were flooded out on that day. It was a home my parents built, and I grew up in and where my husband and I lived in after we got married in 2007.
We were lucky as we were able to sell the house; and, someone else is making it their home.
We now have a home on a "hill" in Fultonville, and a mortgage at the age of 71 and no flood insurance, but, at least we are high and dry.
Schoharie is never far away in our thoughts; and, they have come a long way, and still have a long way to go.
I never thought 3 years later we would be in a new house and a new county.
Good Luck, Schoharie.

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