Queens Residents Continue To Clean Out Flooded Homes
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Some residents in Queens spent Thursday trying to dry out from damage from the previous day's powerful rains.
Flushing Meadows residents who live along Utopia Parkway between 65th and 69th Avenues were hit especially hard.
Some tenants took the day off from work to clean out their garages and basement apartments.
Even those who have lived in the area for a long time say they were stunned by how fast the water rose.
"My whole apartment is gone. Everything is gone, the Sanitation truck just came. Take a look it's all empty now. All gone," said landlord Laura Cheung.
"It's horrible. You lose your possessions. There's a women living downstairs with two boys. They lose everything," said resident Jill Bauman.
Officials say the amount of rain was too much for the sewers to handle.
Some locals say their homes were under several feet of water at the height of the storms.