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Berea families cleanup flood damage

Homeowners along Old US 25 were hit hard by flash floods. They're still trying to find and organize valuables left behind in the damage.

Russ Chamberlin is trying to dry his soaked tools, one box at a time. Water rushed into his garage around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. It flooded his floors and many of his valuable tools were washed away.

Chamberlin says the rain left just as quickly as it started pouring down in Berea, but the amount was just too much for his house to take. The rain was inches away from seeping into his home.

"I just tried to set stuff on stuff to keep it from floating away, but didn't really do a good job," says Chamberlin.

He's now using fans to dry out his things - thankful the water didn't make it inside, and cause any more damage to the house.

"Now I'm just trying to find out where to put everything and get everything back organized."

Chamberlin's neighborhood isn't considered a flood zone so folks living here say they didn't buy flood insurance and now no insurance company will pay for clean up.


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