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TAEMA assists communities with getting back into homes after flooding

Posted at 3:49 PM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 16:49:48-04

Today volunteers began cleaning at the Town and Country neighborhood at 145th and Highway 51.

Officials say most of the homes in this area were under water for at least a week.

Joseph Kralicek, TAEMA Executive Director, says "They're needing assistance in what we call muck-out operation. Getting out all of the wet furniture, wet carpet, tearing down drywall, and just doing a good thorough clean of that house so they can get back in there in a safe and sanitary condition."

TAEMA officials say some of the damage is considered catastrophic, and some of the homes will need to be completely gutted.

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