By Fleischmanns Mayor Todd Pascarella
It’s been a hard year since Hurricane Irene blew through town. A long, tough year since Bill Birns stopped me while I was walking through the mud on Main Street in Fleischmanns the day after the flood and said, “This is way worse than ‘96, this is the worst thing ever here.”
I had no reason to doubt him as I discovered scene after scene of destruction, each one more indescribable than the next. “Where do we even begin...” I wondered.