But her own house always had been spared -- until last week.
Now Tomlin faces costly repairs, in part because the sub-flooring might need to be replaced.
Nine homes were damaged last week, said
And when the water subsided, they went door-to-door over the weekend to collect the data, said department spokesman
"It almost mimicked what happened in July," Kohn said.
Repairs can be costly, and lengthy too. Tomlin has flood insurance, and she said an agent visited Monday. She said the agent told her that the cabinets, floors, part of a wall and drywall would need to be replaced because of mold.
She said her husband, Larry, has managed to get most of the water out , but the flooring was bubbling up in several areas .
Tomlin estimated that the cost to repair the damage would reach
"It's very stressful. I'm not living there," she said. "I can't live in my house with the mold."
While her house is repaired -- which she said could take up to a year -- Tomlin is staying with her sister in
"I've lived there for 40 years and have never had to do this," Tomlin said. "Something is wrong."
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