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Oak Harbor drying out after flooding

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Friends and neighbors gathered together Sunday in Oak Harbor, but not for an early Christmas celebration, but to bail each other out.

Two days of rain on top of melting snow left some people like Gary Jacobs with basements full of water.

He had a few hands to help. "These guys are all of our son-in-law's buddies, they work with him. So it's a blessing."

Oak Harbor neighbors say the water started flooding into their basements right around midnight. By daybreak they were pumping it out into the streets.

Sewer lines backed up into Linda Rife's basement in the middle of the night. "Everybody's house lights were on right around 12:30 a.m. this morning. But at that point, there's nothing you can do until the water goes down the street."

Hours later, the water was down, the floors were soaked and Rife was getting ready to disinfect her basement before the grandchildren visit for Christmas. That dirty job sent her other plans for the day right down the drain. 

 

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