The Fuller Home, North Blenheim

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Major Lamont in his kitchen. SALT purchased and installed new kitchen cabinets as well as flooring for his entire first floor.
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Major LaMont, born in 1944, has spent most of his life in Schoharie County. His home, on MiddleforNorthn. When Major was a little boy he remembers helping his father straighten nails so that they could be reused in the home. Only the basement was flooded in the 1955 and 1996 floods, but the flooding from the 2011 storms completely filled his six foot basement and went up forty four inches on his first
floor. Major, in an attempt to get things onto higher ground, was trapped in his quickly flooding basement until he was able to kick out a window and shimmy himself into his yard, the water up to his nose at that point. With the water filling in his downstairs, he grabbed some food, his brand new television, and his cat ‘Baby’ and spent a day upstairs, where he never lost power. Major awoke to find the first floor of his home completely devastated by the flood waters. Hundreds of volunteers, from many different organizations, came through in the weeks afterward to help him muck and gut his property. Schoharie Area Long Term Recovery, along with labor from the Greenshirts, helped Major get settled back in, after spending a year living elsewhere, by purchasing and installing new kitchen cabinets as well as flooring for his entire first floor, among other things. Major says “You guys did a great job…I couldn’t have done it without you.”
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damageMajor LaMont’s basement was flooded in both the
1955 and 1996 floods, but the flooding from the 2011
storms completely filled his six foot basement and
went up forty four inches on his first floor.