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Home, business owners deal with second day of flooding

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GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) - (05/12/14) - Flooding is causing quite a mess in Mid-Michigan. ABC12 visited several homes and businesses on Monday and Tuesday, in Genesee County, where people are dealing with flooding.

Up to 4" of rain flooded homes, roads and farmland.
At least one of the families ABC12 spoke to is going to have to find somewhere else to stay because the water got into their apartment leaving behind a lot of damage.

"We came home today and noticed the water right at the end of the stairs and as we walked into the apartment, noticed that it was just flooded," said Stacey Duffie.

Duffie and her family just moved into Grand Pointe Apartments in Grand Blanc eight weeks ago.  
Now, they're watching helplessly as the water rises.

"You just feel like you're up ended, you have nothing to have everything ruined. It's hard," Duffie said.

Although they're trying salvage as much as they can, there's very little that they can save.
Most of their furniture that was delivered to the apartment last week is a total loss.

"We had mattresses on the floor in the living room and those are ruined, they're completely soaked. You can't even lift them they're so heavy so now we have two twin beds that are ruined. Clothes that we just got done taking to the laundry mat are all soaked," Duffie said.

Ed Lorenz, who lives in Grand Blanc, is also experiencing flooding. Although the water in his front yard didn't get into his home, he's preparing for the possibility.

"The yard I can live with, it's getting too close to the house now, if it rains again before this water goes down, the house will be flooded," he said.

The owners of The Quilters Garden in Fenton are cleaning up, too. The water got so high in the parking lot outside of their business earlier that some of it got inside of their store.

"It's all the way through, it came from the side all the way to the center. It's extremely frustrating," said Carolyn Nance.

The owners of that store in Fenton say none of their items were ruined.

At the home of Karen Trigg, off Linden Road near the border of Mundy Township and Swartz Creek, water fowl enjoyed a swim around the backyard on Tuesday afternoon.

That's because nearly two feet of water has turned once dry ground into a lake, which runs along the side of her home.

"This is probably about the third time. This is the worst I've seen it, though, really. It came so hard and so fast yesterday. It can't keep up. Those drains can't," she said.

Trigg expected it to take up to a week for the water to recede - and that was before more rain fell on Tuesday.
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