Home renovations continue in Fort Plain from summer flooding

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Updated: 12/22/2013 2:11 pm

FORT PLAIN, N.Y. –  It took nearly six months for a woman in Fort Plain to see her home renovated from flood damage, just in time for Christmas.

Nicole Sheeling's home was damaged over the summer after the village saw the brunt of flooding caused by heavy rains.

On Saturday, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk joined Sheeling to see the progress the area has made since the storms.

Over the past several months, volunteers spent their weekends and off-time rebuilding which is part of Pastor Gail Adamoschek's Adopt-A-Room Program.

Adamoschek said Sheeling's home is just one of many properties that still need rebuilding. Through her program, her church hopes to continue helping Fort Plain's struggling flood victims.

The flooding caused eight homes to be destroyed and another 211 homes to suffer major damage. There were dozens of other Fort Plain residents who suffered less serious damage.

Businesses have slowly been reopening in Fort Plain. In September the only Save-A-Lot reopened and in November a locally owned business reopened after being devastated by the flooding.

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