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Residents impacted by flooding in Ovando

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In Ovando residents say they’re experiencing the worst flooding they’ve seen in decades.


Roads in the area have turned into lakes, causing a major inconvenience for locals. For many, just getting in and out of their homes is difficult and dangerous.

“It scares me to death,” said  Ovando resident Fred Valiton.

Valiton hasn't seen flooding like this in the decades he's lived here.

"My folks have owned property up here since 1953 and I can probably remember from about 1960 or so, but I have never seen this much water here in this area,” he said Sunday.

Valiton is mostly concerned about the high volume of water spreading because Ovando is flat. It could cause bigger pools of water and impact people's homes.

"We have so much water, the ground just can't take it,” he said.

To try and prevent disaster he says the one thing residents can do is try to keep the irrigation ditches clear. But that may prove to be difficult with the weather headed their way.

Rain is expected Monday and Tuesday and water levels are expected to continue to rise.

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