Posted at: 08/28/2012 4:41 PM
| Updated at: 08/28/2012 6:26 PM
By: Subrina Dhammi
SCHOHARIE - The raging Schoharie Creek sent a wall of water into communities.
The deluge was caught on cameras at the Schoharie County Jail as cars submerged and trucks were dragged around.
In Middleburgh, Main Street was lined with people cleaning soaked, dirty furniture.
Business owners had to start over, and even business owners like Julie Brizzee of 'Shear Heaven Beauty Salon' owner Julie Brizzee.
Brizzee’s salon reopened last November, but she still faces big challenges.
She hasn't received money from grants to reimburse what she spent to reopen.
Brizzee says,“It's hard when people come in they're very happy for you and they say it out of the kindness of their heart you're doing really well...and it looks like we are”
FEMA trailers have been home for several Schoharie residents for nearly one year.
Businesses are reopening, and some, like J. Lacy’s hair salon, in time for the one year anniversary of the storm.
One of the first clients at J. Lacy’s hair salon today will be Josh Debartolo, the director of “Schoharie Recovery,” who has not cut his hair since the flood as he's been coordinating volunteers and helping gather resources to help the community.
Josh has turned the haircut into a way to raise money by collecting donations for the fund.
It's now a $13,000 hair cut.