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Prattsville still reeling from Irene flooding

Nearly two months have passed since the floods from Tropical Storm Irene devastated communities throughout upstate New York, and the cleanup is far from complete.

Few places were hit harder than Prattsville, a small town in the Catskill mountains with a pre-storm population of 800.

Since Irene, many people have left town. Only three homes on Main Street are still habitable, and just two of Prattsville's 21 businesses have been able to re-open.

Today, FEMA is packing up its mobile disaster recovery center in the center of town, and residents are still waiting for the agency to provide them with temporary housing trailers.

But while Prattsville's future remains uncertain, some people haven't given up hope, as the Innovation Trail found when it visited there on Tuesday.

WMHT/Capital Region reporter for the Innovation Trail.
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