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70 Residents Evacuated Because Of Livingston Flooding

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LIVINGSTON -

The city of Livingston declares a state of emergency after a great deal of snow melt and run-off came out of the hills on Wednesday night.

"On Wednesday night, part of the irrigation ditch blew out," said Ed Meece, Livingston City Manager. "We had a hole appear that sent a large amount of water down on some residents."

The Fleshman Creek was also running over and flooding Park Street. Cars had to travel through high water levels all day in that area.

Jackie Heilman is one of the 70 residents evacuated from her home late Wednesday night.

"I'm just in shock. We have never dealt with anything like this," said Heilman.

She said to her, the flooding was similar to Niagara Falls.
 
"It was just like a waterfall. It was very fast place and scary," said Heilman. "We got our most important things out of and headed out."

Meece said crews continue to pump water out of the Livingston ditch and Fleshman Creek.

"We have a lot of heavy equipment spread through the community. We are stabilizing ditches and creeks. We are sandbagging along streets to try to prevent any property damage or life safety issues," said Meece.

Meece said the last time the city had a flooding incident like this was more than 10 years ago.

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