The steady rain is sending water spilling over the banks of nearby Buck Creek flooding Wyoming neighborhoods. “This is the worst it’s been since we’ve been here in 16 years.”
Cyndie Piccione’s yard and driveway are submerged.
As for the basement.
“It’s getting wet. That’s the pump right there. Water’s coming through the sides right there.”
Water seeping through the walls. Husband Mario keeps the faith in the sump pump. He’s not alone.
“At the corner of Luther and Haughey the intersection is submerged under what looks to be about two to three feet of water. At either end of the road here you have emergency vehicles turning people away. There are garages that are submerged under water and the water is rising swiftly a good five to 10 yards from many of the homes front door steps.”
“So, we’re just going to I think put together some stuff for a couple of days and not sure if we’re going to go to family or a hotel or whatever until we figure it out. We don’t really know.”
That’s Cyndie’s short-term plan, but if the waters continue to rise the Piccione’s fear…
“Having to start over. No insurance. We have insurance, but not flood insurance.”
The Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at the Kentwood Community Center and the city is also handing out free sand bags at its Burlingame Avenue Public Works Department.
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