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Flood Waters Trap Family Inside Their Home
DELAWARE (James Jackson) -- Flood waters shut down businesses and roads and even trap a family inside their home. One of the hardest hit areas is Delaware.
High water swallowed part of Route 257 there. Cars drove through the mess with caution. The yard of a home on the 1800 block of the road looks more like a lake. Neighbors tell ABC 6/FOX 28 a husband and wife are trapped inside. Marybeth Andrascik lives down the street. She says water drenched the couple's basement and they had no choice but to seek higher ground upstairs. "They're doing fine. They still have power and still have heat and they already had their groceries and food so they're hunkered down. Trying to wait out the storm," Andrascik said.
The storm closed roads a few miles away. The Delaware Community Center YMCA was also forced to shut it's doors.
City utilities crews unplugged a drainage pipe at a nearby pond, hoping the water drains away. Dale Filby was working on the project. "It really hadn't been too bad on flooding in this area. So it's been pretty good actually," Filby said.
Crews put in hours of work to fix Mother Nature's mess. But, on Route 257, it's a different story. Weather experts don't expect the water to recede there until Tuesday.
ABC 6/FOX 28 has learned emergency crews are supposed to help the couple from their flooded home sometime Monday morning.