Flooded Basement Cleanup

More Rain and Flooding for Already Drenched East and Parts of Midwest

A large swath of rainstorms have drenched parts of the Midwest, and Ohio in particular as well as New York and Connecticut, adding to record breaking precipitation that’s closed roads and put flood watches into place over the weekend.

The East Coast has been hammered all weekend long by heavy rains and it continues into this week. Flood watches have been issued for many eastern states including Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Rhode Island. A rainfall record was set at JFK International Airport this weekend with nearly eight inches, smashing the previous record set in 1984 of just over six inches. That’s twice the normal amount for a month that fell in one day’s time.

A large hospital was closed in Sandusky County, Ohio due to water flooding into a room holding power distribution panels. Many communities in central and northeastern Ohio have flooded streets and roadways. Numerous home and business owners also were affected as many people have reported that their garages and basements have been inundated with stagnant, standing water. Some communities in Ohio are asking volunteer firemen to help flood victims pump out the water and salvage what they can.

In New York City, the heavy flooding has caused many streets to close down over the weekend as cars were left abandoned in water up to their windshields. Portions of the subway lines had to be re-routed in the Big Apple also due to flooding inside stations. Staten Island, Queens and Long Island all report many homes and businesses with flooded basements. In one dramatic scene right out of the movies, FDNY members had to rescue two men who were stuck in a flooded elevator of an old hotel on Staten Island.

While many parts of the Midwest and East Coast experienced rather dry months of June and July, August is shaping up to be a wet one considering that the month is only half over. There is more rain in the forecast this week for the rain-weary residents living in these areas of the US. Hopefully the forecasters got it wrong because many people are trying to clean up flooding problems so that they can get on with their lives.

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Flooded Basement Cleanup