"There's still water in some areas of the community,"
As the floodwaters recede, the community's next steps are clean up of debris before it becomes a health hazard and detailed damage assessments, which about 300 homeowners already have filed online.
Local and state officials did not have a tally -- even an unofficial one -- of how many homes were damaged, which ones have flood insurance, and what it will take to recover from one of the state's worst natural disasters in recent memory.
An estimated 10,000 residents were evacuated, but many of them, Guyer said, have been able to return home.
No casualties have been reported, but there were rescues.
In addition, Guyer said, some parts of the sewerage system, particularly the line to the
"Crew from our department of public works will be out in the community picking up flooded debris," she said. "So if residents are disposing of items they can set them up at the curb and our crews will pick those up."
The landfill, at
Homeowners, businesses and non-profit organizations with damage should report it online to
Once you click the link, you will be directed to a map. Enter the address and search for the damaged property. The app will zoom to the property if it is found and a pop-up box will appear. Link to the online form to report flood damage.
If you do not have access to the internet, call 211.
"We want to stress is that people are able to return to their homes if they can safely do so via open roadways," Guyer said. "The biggest thing for us is getting that damage reported to us so we can know where the hardest-hit areas are."
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