Flood of 2013: One year later

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - This week marks one year since floods destroyed homes and washed out roads in four local counties.

The "Flood of 2013" caused all four local counties to be declared disaster zones, and damaged many homes, leaving hundreds to deal with the after effects.

Locals, such as Helen Brandon, are now out of their homes after being condemned during the tragic disaster.

"I looked down at 2:30 in the morning and there was nothing in my basement, and at 8 a.m. It was all the way to the top," Brandon said. "The fireman was knocking on my door, and it was coming all the way though the house, and there was an extra eight inches in the first floor."

Brandon lived in her house at 69 West Main St. in Mohawk for 40 years before the floods took her home away. Now she is living in an apartment, but still has to pay taxes and insurance on the condemned property.

This was the scenario for so many other local residents in Herkimer, Oneida, Madison, and Montgomery counties one year ago this week.

To look back even further on the one-year anniversary of the Flood of 2013, click on the video above.


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