Assessing The Damage After Monday's Storm

Assessing The Damage After Monday's Storm

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In Watertown more than 3.5 inches of fell between Sunday and Monday. Now, the damage all that water caused is being assessed.

"I am very concerned because I live here. This is where I live. I've lived here since 2005, never seen this happen before," said Charlotte Grandjean, who lives at Evergreen Park.

Monday's heavy rain caused a sinkhole to open up at Evergreen Park mobile home community in Watertown.

Tuesday, crews were preparing to dig out the area washed away.

Although her home was spared the worst of the damage, Grandjean worries how safe it really is.

"I don't feel it's very safe at all. No, because it's eroded the ground and it's on half of a block of the trailer; at the end of the trailer," she said.

Watertown Code Enforcement is assessing damage as well.

Monday, McIntosh Apartments on Bradley Street began to flood as water pooled on top of the roof.

Once the roof's drain was unplugged, the flooding stopped. But inside, the damage was done.

"Getting the inside dried out now. They had a roofer go over, check out the roof. I guess everything looked fine," said Shawn McWayne, Watertown Code Enforcement supervisor.

With flooding across the city, the fire department received 90 calls, responding to 60 and using pumps to remove water from basements.

"The number of incidences in a short period of time is very unusual for our organization. The last pump out was about 9 p.m. last night," said Watertown Fire Chief Dale Herman.

Along with Watertown, the National Weather Service says West Carthage and Harrisville also received around 3.5 inches of rain.

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