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Flooding concerns arise following warmer temperatures earlier in the week

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Albany/HV: Flooding concerns arise following warmer temperatures earlier in the week
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The warm weather earlier this week has led to some flooding problems in a few places to the north. Matt Hunter has more.

MOREAU, N.Y. -- The warm weather earlier this week, combined with rain that fell overnight, has led to some flooding problems in a few places to the north.

People who live near the Hudson in Moreau say the water started to quickly rise early Wednesday morning.

Yards, and garages and sheds are flooded, however no homes are damaged.

Many homeowners experienced similar problems three years ago.

"I am just waiting for the water to recede to see what problems we have, to see what has got to be cleaned up. It's awful soft so I can't go too far," said Earl Ruff, a Moreau resident.

"Statistics are going to say it's "moderate flooding" but you know, tell that to the people who got a little water in their basement and all the other people that have to do the cleanup here. It's a big job," Town of Moreau Supervisor Preston Jenkins, a Democrat.

A little further north in the Warrensburg and Chestertown area, the Schroon River reached flood stage, but did not overflow its banks in too many spots, only flooding a few yards.

Several roads had to be closed, but have since been reopened.

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