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Homeowners In Shindler Continue Clean Up

August 1, 2010, 10:26 PM by Cherlene Richards

SHINDLER, SD - Even though sump pumps are working constantly, people in Shindler say it'll take a long time before anything is dry again.

"The entire basement was full to the ceiling," Tim Doyle said.

Tim Doyle has been trying to pump out water and clean up what he can.  Doyle owns this home and drove up from Canton to help the family who rents it.

“I was here for maybe 20 min to a half an hr rigging the pump, helping the guy, getting it going, and walked out, with a pretty bad headache just from the smell,” Doyle said.

Doyle says water and sewage flooded the entire home, and everything that got wet is ruined.

“You can see right along this entire hallway, about a foot, it must have been a little bit deeper on that wall, that's easily 2 feet,” Doyle said.

And by just looking at it all, Doyle says there's much more ahead before this home *could be livable again.

“This will be my vacation for the summer, yeah,” Doyle said.

Next door, the Long family has been cleaning out their home, moving anything dry outside.

“I've lived here for 21 years, same house, it's, unexplainable, how bad it got, I mean, we never seen anything like this,” Jason Long said.

Long says they saw at least 12 feet of water flood their home, and water in the garage totaled four vehicles. He says water rose up to above the tires.

“We'll have to go on and try to make the best of what we can,” Long said.

That means taking it day by day, and gallon by gallon.

Emergency officials say people with several feet of water in the basement should drain it slowly.  If they pump out the water too fast, the water pressure in the ground around the basement could force the walls to cave in.

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