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Watertown residents prepare for storm while still recovering from Friday’s flood

WATERTOWN (CBS 58) – It’s been a few days since heavy rains flooded parts of the City of Watertown.

“We had no idea that was going to happen,” said John David, Watertown Mayor.

Heavy rainfall flooded basements and damaged roads. Watertown Fire rescued four people from their cars after they got stuck in high water on Friday.  

The city is working to help residents recover and prepare for Monday’s rainfall.

“We are continuing to look at all of our storm water systems to make sure they are clear,” said David.

The city is also doing extra garbage pickups and providing sandbags to residents.

“Our street department is filling sandbags getting prepared. We had some before but not nearly enough,” said David.

Residents and city leaders are hoping Monday’s rain isn’t as bad this time around.

“We are keeping an eye on it, we have a brand new stump pump now and if it came down to it trying to call the city to see what we can do to get more help but hopefully we won’t have that problem,” said Jessica Warren, resident.

Residents can pick up sandbags and organize extra pickups with the Street Department. They can also take damaged items to the Street Department at 811 S. First Street. To arrange a pickup call (920) 262-4080.

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