Months After Irene, Rochester Family Still Waits For Resolution

01/10/12 7:50AM By Mitch Wertlieb, Melody Bodette
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Jon Graham and Beth Frock lost their Rochester house during Tropical Storm Irene. Months later, they're still paying the mortgage on the destroyed house while waiting to hear about FEMA's hazard mitigation program.

For the past few months, Morning Edition has been staying in touch with the Graham-Frock family of Rochester. Jon Graham, Beth Frock and their two daughters, Rhianna and Chloe, lost their home when floodwaters from Tropical Storm Irene eroded the land underneath their home, collapsing it.

Since then, the family has been navigating the painfully slow process of dealing with the financial as well as emotional fallout.

VPR's Mitch Wertlieb visited Jon and Beth recently, and Jon shared the news of some unusual Christmas gifts.

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