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Anthem flood victims recover from damage

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ANTHEM, Ariz. -

Anthem was one of the places hit hardest during monsoon season.

Several homes were flooded when 5 inches of rain fell in just 90 minutes.    

It was the kind of storm that weather experts said happens once every 1,000 years.

After nearly two months living in a donated condo, an Anthem family is finally beginning to move back home.

"The love and support we got reinforced [us] to stay in the community and invest back into the house," Subhajit Bhattacherjee said.

When the huge storm rolled through on July 31, it left their backyard flooded and water made its way into the home.

"The water has seeped in the patio door and the cracks throughout the home. I don't know how it got in but there was water the kitchen. The cabinets had to be ripped out, the drywall had to ripped out, it was basically a construction zone," Anindita Bhattacherjee said.

They had to gut the first floor of the home, some of the costs were covered by the community and donations, but most of it was not.  

"We don't have flood insurance like most people in Arizona so it had to be out of pocket," Anindita Bhattacherjee said.

This family is not alone; the rest of their block looks like a construction zone too.

Instead of giving up, the residents decided to rebuild.

"This is home and we just have a great community that helped us out a lot," Subhajit Bhattacherjee said.

As the monsoon season ends, this family is happy to see it go and ready to move home.

 

 

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