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Flooded Basements

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SILVIS, IL -- Joseph Krol is amongst hundreds of homeowners who are dealing with basement floods from the storm. Krol says, "When I went down (to the basement) I said 'oh boy oh boy that water is coming in all over now."

Krol says it was raining so much that even his back-up sump pump wasn't doing the job. He then made an emergency call to Werner Restoration Services.

Jaclyn McKenzie of Werner they have received between 150 to 200 calls in the last two days.

All restoration companies we talked to say they're flooded with calls this week. If they can't get to you right away, there are some first step you can take.

First, move all your contents to higher ground. This can prevent further damage on your property.

Then, if you can get your sump pump to turn back on, start it up so that the water can be removed.

The next thing you may want to do is remove carpet pads that are wet.

It's a busy time of year for restoration crews, so if your home is flooded, make a call right away to get your name on the waiting list.

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