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Vermont family recalls terror of riding out hurricanes

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Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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THE BLAS FAMILY — Heather, left, Sofia, Peter and Natalia — celebrates after receiving a car from the Burlington nonprofit Good News Garage. After surviving two hurricanes last September, the family has relocated to Vermont. Photo by Tom Kupfer

PITTSFORD — After surviving two of the worst hurricanes in recent memory, enduring a move of nearly 2,000 miles and contending with life in a new part of the world, the Blas family of Pittsford is getting back on their feet thanks to their community, family, friends and a 2005 Toyota Camry.

“It is incredible, the liberty this vehicle gave us,” Peter Blas said. “I will never forget about this thing.”

To hear their story on the anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria is to understand why.

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