Rain, rain, go away! Residents sort through belongings damaged by flooding
By Andrew Keller, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
LINDEN, MI (WNEM) -
The forecast doesn't look promising for residents who have already been victimized by flooding.
A pair of jeans joins a long list of personal belongings ruined by this week's flooding in southern Genesee County. On Wednesday night, people were picking through what's left at Simply Storage in Linden.
"That water just seeped right up and ruined everything," said Madelon Corcoran.
Corcoran and her family are salvaging what they can. More than four inches of rain has dropped since Monday in the area, causing the low-lying area of Linden Road to flood Tuesday night. The water has since receded from the storage units, but the damage has been done.
"There was probably about five inches of water in there," said Chris Pool, who was also looking through her storage unit Wednesday night. "We've lost pictures and all of my wall art is ruined, so it's going to cost us."
Next to the storage units, a daycare and a dance studio remain closed because of flooding. We found the Genesee County Road Commission working to clear a drain of tree roots to help move the water from this area.
But the simple fact that there's more rain in the forecast has some saying enough is enough.
"There's more rain coming, so yeah, it's pretty scary," said Pool.
And to add insult to injury, the insurance purchased by people who have storage units does not cover flood damage.
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