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'I've never seen this': Vienna homes flooded, people seek shelter in church

"We don't know how long it's going to be until we can get back to our house. Both ends of our road have flooded," one resident said. "I lived here 20 years. I've never seen this."

Flooding and rapidly dropping temperatures forced some people to leave their homes in Vienna early Saturday morning.

An ice jam in Fish Creek forced water and ice up onto roadways, according to local responders. The water was also finding its way into homes.

"I went into my back addition and found water coming in under the door," one resident said. "By the time we left there was probably three inches of water in that room."

"We don't know how long it's going to be until we can get back to our house. Both ends of our road have flooded," he added. "I've lived here 20 years. I've never seen this."

School buses from Camden Central School brought people to Vienna Methodist Church on Route 49 to seek shelter during the flooding. Our crew counted 19 people who had taken shelter in the church, along with their pets.

The American Red Cross says it is assisting at the church, providing snacks, water, blanekts and meals for people who gather there.

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