Above: Yvonne Reuter stands in front of "Villa Yvonne," her house in Fleischmanns. Reuter, her 90-year-old mother, and her 14-year-old niece escaped from here by walking through waist-high floodwaters during Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by Christopher Auger-Dominguez.
Next in our Faces of the Flood series: The morning after Tropical Storm Irene, Yvonne Reuter, Kitty Leer, and Elizabeth Leer woke up to find flood waters rising around Reuter's home in Fleischmanns, NY. Here's the story of how they escaped -- and how that morning changed their lives.