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Schoharie woman moves to new home after house was destroyed by Irene

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Albany/HV: Schoharie woman moves to new home after house was destroyed by Irene
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Good start for the New Year: A Schoharie woman moves into her new home after her house was destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene. YNN's Madeleine Rivera was there for day one of her move.

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. -- "My house was destroyed by Hurricane Irene. It was taken down on September 11, 2011," said Leslie Price, a resident of Schoharie.

With her house and another apartment she owned severely damaged, Leslie Price had nowhere to go. That's when FEMA stepped in, allowing Price to temporarily live in one of their trailers. For more than a year, Price has called the trailer her home.

"These trailers have everything you need. Maybe not everything you want. But definitely everything you need. It comes with bed, couch, it came with pots and pans," she said.

The necessities, something that the people of Schoharie have learned to appreciate. They were hit particularly hard by the tropical storm.

"Life came to a screeching halt. This village has a long way to go. We're getting there. We're strong people," said Price.

And now, it's time for her to move on.

Leslie's home was not the only place that was destroyed. Like most business owners, her hair salon was damaged. But she had a property above the salon which she had been renting out for the past year. Now that they're moving out, she's moving in.

"I guess the word is closure to this moving nightmare. So at least this will be one part that's closed," said Price.

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