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Irene: Esperance two years later
ESPERANCE -- Two years after Hurricane Irene tore through the Schoharie Valley, people are still working to pick up the pieces and move back in to their homes.
The Schoharie Area Long-Term Recovery Group says 37% of affected properties are not completely rehabilitated from the flood. 11% of those are gone; an additional 11% still have major needs.
Trisha Nelson is one of them. Her home on Junction Road in Esperance has been "caving in," she says, since 2011. Nelson told CBS6 she has only received $55 from FEMA and cannot pay what she owes on that home. She also cannot afford to knock the house down.