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Aurora man’s home flooded after night of heavy storms

Published: Jun. 19, 2021 at 10:08 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - As massive storms tore through the Tri-State area Friday night, an Aurora, Indiana resident’s home was flooded.

Rick Carey says his home that he has lived in for six years has never flooded before, but his house on the hill proved to be no match for the recent storms.

Carey says he spent most of the day using a wet vacuum to clean out the water that had covered the ground floor of his home.

He says there were at least three feet of water and all his belongings floating around when the flood hit.

Carey says he did not expect the storm to be as impactful as it was.

”It’s not a flood zone especially having a drainage system next door to you. We’re up on a hill that drainage system is way down. To see that amount of water was like a lake,” Carey says.

He says he is most thankful his family is safe, and he did not get electrocuted when checking the damage.

As of now, he is fanning everything out. Carey hopes he is able to salvage his guitars and equipment so he’s able to play at nursing homes again.

A tornado was confirmed to have touched down in Montgomery and Butler County Friday evening.

Many are still dealing with the flooding and damage from the storms over the past few days.

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