Flooded Upper Valley fights back
Volunteers from New Hampshire and Vermont helped clear mud at Rivermere Community Housing apartments on Slayton Hill Road in Lebanon last Saturday. (Sharon L. Stacy)
"We had a very rough week. We're still getting anywhere from heavy to moderate rain spells as we go through," repairing roads and waterlines, said Jeffrey Libbey, Lebanon's assistant fire chief.
In Lebanon, the hardest-
hit areas include the Slayton Hill Road, Tannery Lane and Dulac Street neighborhoods, where the affordable housing complex Rivermere Community Housing was devastated by mud and water damage.
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials visited this week to assess damage, as well as a geologist sent by the state to evaluate the cause of the Slayton Hill Road landslide.
Fortunately one side of the complex was undamaged.
This week, another four families were moved into previously unoccupied apartments that the trust had a long waiting list for, Winter said.
"We have $400,000 worth of damage to the site, to the units themselves, in terms of cost of relocating tenants and in terms of design improvement so it doesn't happen again or we are protected from it if it happens again. So we have a long ways to go," Winter said.
Helping Rivermere since the July 2 floods has been an army of volunteers from across New Hampshire and Vermont, said volunteer photographer Sharon L. Stacy. She said some volunteers drove over 90 minutes to help. Local teens spent the weekend helping to clear mud from apartments so residents could firstname.lastname@example.org
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