Two years ago, much of the Mohawk Valley was under water from Tropical Storm Irene. Today, the region is vastly different because of it. Maria Valvanis has more.
SCHOHARIE COUNTY, N.Y. -- Hundreds of homes and businesses are still vacant. There are still markings on the windows showing the height of the floodwaters, and condemned signs still hang on doors.
However, the support between neighbors remains at an all time high. Schoharie Area Long Term, also called SALT, continues to organize volunteers and skilled laborers to help with the rebuilding process.
In Schoharie County, more than 1,000 homes were damaged. Last year, by the first anniversary, only 22 percent of those homes were completed. Now, nearly 63 percent have been completed.
SALT organizers want to remind people to contact the organization if you need help to rebuild. The volunteer center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
You can also call them at (518) 702-5017, or email them at email@example.com.