Tremont cleanup continues


(TREMONT, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY) —  Flood recovery efforts are moving forward in a small schuylkill county community hit hard by flash flooding three times in the past month. 

Tremont residents say it’s been a long, hard road… But help from within the community and beyond is making all the difference.

“A lot of cleaning up a lot of getting rid of stuff of sentimental value pictures that got ruined and different stuff,” Troy Kramer said.

And we heard pretty much the same story from people throughout Tremont Thursday. Kramer and Paul Felty load furniture and other items that were donated to flood victims. They lost man yof their personal belongings when flood waters ravaged their hometown.

Marjorie and her son Matthew drove from the Allentown area to donate clothing for flood victims.

“I wanted to bring the clothing up here for the people who need it rather than giving it to the church or the salvation army they need it more,” Marjorie Hoffman of Schnecksville said.

People have been dropping off all types of items at “kitty’s closet’ inside Tremont borough building for the flood victims.

And while the sun was shining today and things looked quote normal ..things are not what they appear to be..

“The interior of their homes are torn up. They’ve had to take off work multiple days on end. Mentally and physically they are exhausted. The don’t know which way to turn right now,” Mayor Ricky Ney said.

Donated items can be picked up at the Tremont borough building and other relief supplies are also available at the nearby Tremont ambulance association building.

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