"I've never seen it this bad:" Burlington residents continue to deal with flooding

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Outages throughout the day on Wednesday made the flooding in Burlington even more difficult to deal with.

There are still portions of Burlington that are difficult to get too. The flooding is getting close to the historic Malthouse Theatre.

"That's where we keep our props, a lot of them are antiques. We've done quite a few shows with the same things, but it's hard to come by," said Edward Spencer with the Malthouse Theatre.

Spencer said they wanted to move things to higher ground but there was no power.

"You know, we couldn't get garage doors open easily or any of that so we're kinda stuck with it."

He's hoping nothing is destroyed because the theater operates on a slender budget.

At Casey Kemper's place, it's an equally desperate situation.

"Waterfront would probably be about three feet down from those two trees right now," Casey Kemper said. 

Water is seeping into his garage, so before he and his wife left for higher ground, he took precautions.

It's historic flooding, memories that will likely stay with the people of Burlington for a while.

"I've never seen it this bad, I've lived in the area for over 50 years."

An apartment complex nearby was also evacuated at the request of the building manager, leaving tenants with no place to go.

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