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Nov 7, 2014 10:07 PM

Manchester residents recover after flooded basements, thousands in damage


MANCHESTER - Cleanup continued throughout the day Friday at homes on Goffe street in Manchester.

A water main that broke on Thursday night has finally been repaired - but not before spilling out nearly one million gallons of water.

Those who live on the street were feeling the effects Friday.

"All is wet - it's destroyed," said Adline Jolicoeur.

Jolicoeur was talking about her clothes, floors and walls - all left soaked by about a foot of water that poured into her basement.

"The water keep coming, keep coming, keep coming," she said.

Jolicoeur estimates the damage to her home could be in the thousands.

The American Red Cross was on scene to assist families on Friday.

Meanwhile, city crews continued to repair the road so that it could reopen about 5 p.m. Friday.

A huge relief to those who went through the devastation on Thursday.

"I would say it was just below my knees," said Ryan Connell, referring to the water on the streets.

Connell spent the afternoon Friday waiting for his gas to be turned back on.

The broken water main had been under the road for nearly a generation. Now, residents wonder - could it happen again?

"I certainly hope not because that was quite an experience last night," Connell said.


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