Flood Swallows Up Cars At Veterinary Clinic

Flood Swallows Up Cars At Veterinary Clinic

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It was business as usual at veterinary clinic Monday - at least until water suddenly started lapping at its front door.

The North Country Animal Health Center on Route 3 in the town of Hounsfield saw its nearby ponds overflow rather quickly.

The heavy rain and subsequent flooding took employees by surprise as the rising water swallowed up their cars in the parking lot.

Then the water made it inside the clinic, which prompted the maintenance worker to call 911 asking for help. Firefighters arrived with sandbags.

"We have a couple of ponds and they do tend to flood. This is flooding, coming in the building. It's never done this," said Dr. Teresa Dewey, veterinarian.

The clinic used fans, a wet/dry vacuum and rags to clean up the water.

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