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Flooding in Clifton

Clifton, N.Y. - In the Chili Hamlet of Clifton residents spent Monday pumping out basements and maneuvering around closed roads.

"This is pretty bad," said Candace Brabant whose yard and basement flooded during Monday's rain. "This was hurry up get as much out as you could. Our basement is flooded we went out and we had to buy extra pumps, our water heater, heating system, washer dryer they're under water, 2 freezers."

Water started to rise around 7:30 a.m. along Clifton Road.

"We're use to that, we have two flood plains on either side of our property and then around 8:30a.m. It just started rising up and it came right up and was almost the same height of our pool."

Chili Town Councilwoman Mary Sperr was out early Monday morning looking for ways to help residents.

I've never seen this much rain this fast flood out this community," she said.

Roads remained closed for hours around Clifton. According to the Clifton Fire Chief, Green Road near Betteridge Road is still closed and might be until Tuesday morning. Chili Avenue between Betteridge Road and Palmer Road is still closed.

It's a flood this small community won't soon forget.

"My husband's lived here for 48 years," said Brabant, "and he says this is the worst it's ever been."

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