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Three days after storm and floods the cleanup continues in Boardman

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The water in the area near the Boardman Plaza left cars stranded, and businesses like Save A Lot dealing with a big mess to clean up after storms hit on Tuesday.

Homeowners in Poland, Canfield, and Boardman are now also left to clean up.

Caitlyn Isaacs' Glenwood Avenue Home in Boardman was flooded Tuesday.

"I just really can't believe it, and I have never seen anything like it before," said Isaacs. "Even in other homes that I have lived in, I have never seen that much water in a basement."

Isaacs has lived in her home for ten years but had some first-time visitors, a Servpro team in from Kentucky to help out cleaning up her house.

"When storm damage comes, it backs up all the drains," said Terry Hensley of Servpro. "If you have a lot of water it is going to back up your drain, it will come through your septic tank, and it kind of just goes everywhere."

Isaac has homeowners insurance.

David Moliterno of Moliterno Insurance in Poland explained that when sewage backup happens, homeowners insurance usually covers it.

If it's just flood waters, homeowners insurance won't cover it.

He recommends looking into getting flood insurance.

"Just an inch of water can cause up to $25,000 of damage," said Moliterno.

Flood insurance is available through the National Flood Program and private providers like Moliterno Insurance.

Floodsmart.gov has a list of providers.

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