Some of the people who were flooded by Tropical
Storm Irene have been out their homes for five months now. Some say they’re grieving, as if someone close to them has died. One family in Londonderry is also counting its blessings.
More than half of the people displaced by Irene
are still unsettled. Many are waiting on a government buy-back program to help
them move forward. And many are still dealing with the trauma of
the day that the floods washed over their homes. On the day of the flood a family from Wardsboro thought they might not survive.
Five months ago, the floodwaters brought by Irene clawed at the
landscape, pulling some homes down river and damaging others.
Fourteen-hundred homes were devastated, including one in Newfane whose owners witnessed their
entire home wash away.