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LEAVITTSBURG, Ohio - The major flooding in the city has ended, and residents who were forced from the homes are returning to asses the damage and begin the clean-up.

Just yesterday, Turner Road was flooded as the Mahoning River rose to more than six feet above flood stage. 

Today the neighborhood is filled with the sound of pumps, sucking up what the river left behind.

Leavittsburg resident Patricia Dilly says she could only watch as the water started rising and coming in to her home.

It wasn't long before her basement was under water and she struggled to save what she could.

Another resident, William Lough, said the water was at his back door when he left for work Thursday morning.

"I had my mom and mother-in-law evacuated out and all my animals went to Pittsburgh. I came back and I couldn't even get to my house," Lough says.

The water line on his garage shows how high the river came up on his street.

"We had two feet of water in most of the house," he says.

Eric Black was able to get his dogs to safety before the river swamped his back yard, but the water took a heavy toll on his house.

"My basement was completely full, probably got a foot on my first floor level. My bathroom's ruined, back bedroom's ruined, everything in the garage is pretty much ruined," Black says.

Black has flood insurance, because he was here for the last big flood in 2003.

"Last time it was three feet in my living room, so I'm guessing it was about three feet lower than last time," he says.

Residents are bringing belongings outside to asses what can be saved and what will be lost.

Utility crews were going house to house to determine when it would be safe to restore gas and electric service.

About 60 people were evacuated in Leavittsburg, and fortunately no serious injuries were reported.

 

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