Schoharie residents grateful following Sandy
Posted at: 10/30/2012 4:44 PM
| Updated at: 10/30/2012 6:17 PM
By: John McLoughlin
SCHOHARIE COUNTY - The folks who live in places like Middleburgh and Schoharie really understand what kind of havoc one of these storms can do, so they are very grateful following Sandy.
Signs urged Sandy to stay away from a downtown that Irene had clobbered with eight feet of standing water in August of last year, with $50,000,000 in damage in Schoharie County alone.
Last year’s damage was enough to frighten folks in Schoharie as Sandy made her way North
The Director of Emergency Management says first responders were better prepared than last year, but residents were still scared, although lowering the water level at the Gilboa Dam did ease some of the anxiety, but bright rainbow hung over the valley Tuesday, and in the Village of Schoharie, there was much relief.
One resident, Nate Cisne was so grateful that he headed for new york city to vounteer his services.
Cisne is not the only one.
A team of nine volunteers from the West Coast, from California, Nevada, Washington State, has been working in Schoharie County for seven weeks, but now, they are moving tomorrow or the next day, down to New Jersey to do storm cleanup.