After Irene and Lee, families still displaced

Posted at: 04/22/2013 9:48 AM
By: AP

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MIDDLEBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Dozens of people in Schoharie County have yet to return to a permanent home after the double whammy of tropical storms Irene and Lee more than 19 months ago.

Most people flooded out in the two storms are back where they lived or have moved on. But some remain displaced in hard-hit areas like the Catskill Mountains, the Southern Tier and the Schoharie Valley.

 
There are no exact numbers for people still displaced in New York, though advocates estimate it's likely more than 100. In neighboring Vermont, officials estimate there are 40 to 50 people out of their homes.
 
The number of people in temporary housing units - commonly called FEMA trailers - in upstate New York was down to 13 this month from a high of 127.
 
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