"We put the pump in and it wasn't even two minutes after that, the whole driveway filled up with water and started back pouring," Prevatt told the Herald Monday while cleaning his basement. "It came in so fast, so quick, yeah no pump was going to stop what was going on at that point."
Prevatt was one of many people in
"Hopefully it was a once in a generation event," Mazzucco said.
"Thanks to everyone's quick response we were able to move patients swiftly and safely and no injuries have been reported," Morrice said.
About 20 patients were evacuated from
Individuals seeking medical assistance on Monday were encouraged to visit
Prevatt said DPW workers helped pump water out of his basement Monday, and estimated he had cleared about 90% of the water Monday afternoon in "by far" the worst flooding he's experienced.
Water-logged cars were another concern Monday, as Prevatt said his wife's Toyota Corolla drifted in floodwaters while his father-in-law's truck wouldn't start, with water rising into the driver's seat. Cars driving over puddles also sent floodwaters toward homes, he said.
Rainfall was predicted through the rest of the week, but Norwood Police Chief
Prevatt, thinking aloud about his home insurance, wasn't taking any chances.
"Water's going to go wherever it wants to go," he said.
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