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Whitesboro Streets remain flooded, some houses unliveable

Mayor Bob Friedlander: "Stay off flooded roads"

Posted: Nov 2, 2019 6:39 PM
Updated: Nov 8, 2019 2:16 PM

WHITESBORO N.Y.- The Village of Whitesboro remains flooded. Houses on Sauquoit Street and the surrounding roads are pretty much underwater.

Residents of 21 Sauquoit street Susan Minio and Bill Haddow tell NewsChannel 2 that their home is not liveable any longer.

They along with many other residents are having to go elsewhere after the flooding.

The house is badly damaged and muddy inside and the basement is still flooded.

The floor is covered in mud from the kitchen, to the living room, as well as the basement and laundry room.

“The whole inside of the house is destroyed. Including the outside where the pool is, we had a beautiful deck and pool area. Everything is just destroyed and now we're homeless we cannot stay here anymore". says Minio.

"This is the worst it's ever got the flooding. I never had it come in the house upward did it. All the appliances are gone, now I have to strip the cabinets and pretty much a lot of the stuff is gone now so." says Haddow.

Currently Minio and Haddow are staying in an RV that they own in Whitesboro.

They are being helped by the Red Cross.

Whitesboro Mayor Bob Friedlander is warning residents to avoid the village while crews clean up.

Fire Departments including, Deerfield, Barneveld, and Floyd are assisting the Whitesboro Fire Department with helping to pump water out of basements.

Friendlander says avoid the area, so that first responders can do their job.

"What we really don't want right now are just sight seers, gaukers, we don't want people coming through loading up the back of their truck with their personal belongings that have been thrown to the curb” says Friendlander”. “Right now is not the time to come into our village when we are trying to heal. We're trying to cleanup and I really ask as the mayor Please do not come into this village just to look at the damages. We need room for our emergency vehicles to be able to get around."

The Village of Whitesboro DPW crews have been hard at work non-stop since the flood.

The Red Cross has a shelter set up at the Whitesboro Fire House to help those in need.

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