Is Prattsville Back?

  |  August 27, 2012

The town dubbed hardest hit by Tropical Storm Irene last year has seen some improvements, writes the NY Times.

“…everyone has a flood story: the generations-old business that washed away; the new trailer that was split in half; the family dog that disappeared; the museum whose collection was practically erased. Increasingly, the story line includes frustration over the money that ran out, but there are also cries of hope, even celebration, as evinced in Prattsville over the weekend.”

They write about Mudfest (did anyone go? We missed it), which celebrates the flood prone-ness of the town, instead of denegrates it: bands, bbqs and mudslides. And about the $574 million in state aid sent to help the damage, which has left 10s of homes vacant and seen some razed to the ground.

If you want to aid in the continuing recovery, you can donate to the Prattsville Relief Fund.

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