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Residents in Trumbull County began the long process of cleaning up after Tuesday’s storms.
In Warren and Howland debris from flooded basements lined the streets.
The hardest hit homes in Niles flooded with 24 to 48 inches of water. Valacamp Avenue resident Barbara Turvey said the storms flooded her basement and her front yard looked like a small lake. She is thinks her furnace was destroyed and is worried about other appliances.
“The whole thing was like a river, and our house, the three houses here were surrounded by water,” said Turvey. “I’m not sure my washer works. Two weeks ago I got a new hot water tank and I’m not sure it is going to work.”
This is the second time in several weeks that residents have had to deal with flooded basements. Nikke Faychak said this the fifth time she can remember bailing out after a storm. Her bedroom in the basement of her home is gone.
“It’s slowly going through, cleaning it all out, drying it out but then it rains so you set it in your garage and it’s still holding moisture,” said Faychak. “Then there is this issue of people getting black mold in their basement. It’s not healthy for anyone.”