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Plattsburgh flood victims need help finding new homes

Source:, May 24, 2011, by Matt Hensen “Crews continue to repair the flood-ravaged Lakeside Apartments in Plattsburgh. Several feet of water from Lake Champlain flooded dozens of first floor apartments, forcing the city to cut power to the complex. All 200 residents were evacuated. Residents will not be allowed to return until later this summer. Some couldn’t wait that long. “It’s going to be a few months before it opens up, so I had to find a new place to live,” former resident Renee Demar said. After residing at Lakeside for five years, Demar is slowly packing up and moving to her new home in Peaseeleville, 20 miles away. “It hasn’t been the easiest trip,” she said. But some of her former neighbors, like Shirley Church, have not been so lucky. “It’s been kind of hard; no privacy or anything,” Church said. Church has been living in a Red Cross shelter for nearly a month and still can’t find housing. She has a cat for medical reasons. “The biggest problem right now is finding landlords that are willing to take pets,” said John Redden of Clinton County Social Services. Clinton County Social Services has been working for the past two weeks to find new housing for 50 displaced residents from Lakeside. The agency has placed most of them in new housing across Clinton County, but some are still looking for a place to live. The shelter is scheduled to close next Wednesday…” Full Story: Plattsburgh flood victims need help finding new homes PDF of Story: Plattsburgh flood victims need help finding new homes

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