Whitesboro residents fed up with frequent flooding


WHITESBORO, N.Y. (WKTV) - Homeowners in Whitesboro woke up in the early morning hours to find their homes under water and some are saying this is the worst damage they've seen. This flooding adding insult to injury for Mike Boehlert, who pumped eight feet of water from his cellar. He spent $10,000 in repairs after he was hit hard by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. "It's just at the point where I can't take it no more. I just wanna get out of this area," he said. "This the worst and if they don't have FEMA come in, a lot of people here are going to have a lot of problems." Donna Manzer suffered about $60,000 of damage to her house from the 2011 floods and now she's says this storm is another $40,000 loss. "It hit every room in my house; the bathroom, the living room, new carpeting just put down," she said. She's one of many frustrated residents who says they can't take it anymore. "You have families moving out because of this flooding. You can't sell your house. They're just abandoning them. What are you going to do? Somebody needs to do something," said Manzer. Homeowners say this isn't just a recurring problem, they're getting hit harder each time.

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