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At least 14 families displaced from flooding in Albany

ALBANY -- Tuesday's storms packed a punch in some parts of Albany. One of the worst hit areas was on Hackett Blvd. A row of several multi-family homes had to be evacuated after being flooded.

"It occurs once in a while but I've never seen it this bad, this is the worst I've ever seen it," says one resident , Andrew Tucker.

Andrew Tucker is one of the many residents that live in the seven buildings along Hackett Blvd. We're told at least 14 families were displaced after flood waters came rushing through. We're told they won't be allowed back into their homes for several weeks.

'I've been through worse. It happens you know. There's always somebody doing better, doing worse, you just count your blessings," says Tucker

An emergency shelter was set up overnight Tuesday at Myers Middle School, we're told only one person stayed the night. Some of the residents who live on Hackett Blvd. are without transportation, many cars parked along the street became submerged with water.

"This is the lowest point so when we had the heavy rains and the sewers backed up everything flowed this way and unfortunately it hit every house," says Joe Brooks with Majestic Measures Inc. 

"National Grid had came in and removed the meters that's how high the water was. The water almost reached the top window of the first floor," he adds.

They tell us they had to pump out between 5 and 6,000 gallons of water from each basement. They say luckily no one was hurt.

 
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