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Published June 11, 2013, 06:10 PM

Grafton declares second flood emergency of the season

The city of Grafton has announced an emergency declaration for the second time this spring. 500 homes have been affected by some kind of water in Grafton and as the rain stops residents can finally finish cleaning up.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

The city of Grafton has announced an emergency declaration for the second time this spring. 500 homes have been affected by some kind of water in Grafton and as the rain stops residents can finally finish cleaning up.

If you go down any neighborhood in Grafton today you can see evidence of the flood damage. Homeowners have been throwing out water soaked drywall, carpets and furniture. There is an estimated 1,500 homes in the Walsh county area that were affected by flood waters. Homes in Grafton fell victim to water seepage. One homeowner we visited with wasn't at home when the flooding started but luckily her family was in town and decided to check her house, which had taken on 8 inches of water.

Judy Alme: "The floor is dry but the sump pump like every half hour, so the back yard is totally soaked."

Many residents who weren't expecting flood waters lost more than just furniture. Some trash piles had electronics as well.

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