The Rockland County village of Sloatsburg, like most of the Tri-State Area, was not spared the damaging force of Tropical Storm Irene one year ago. But you won’t catch its residents complaining about it.
“It’s shocking. What can you think when you look at property and 221 stumps are in the ground? It’s a shocking event,” said Debbie Cantow, who owns the land where the trees were cut.
A family of black bears — a mother and three cubs — seem to be regular customers at the Pomona restaurant on Route 202.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in New York after Tropical Storm Irene, freeing up federal recovery funds.