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Still Cleaning Up and Hoping For Help in Jenkins Township

The water may have receeded but it is far from gone in Jenkins Township, Luzerne County.

In the Port Blanchard part of the Township, along the Susquehanna River, the devastation is clear. Buildings were smashed, yards are underwater and belongings have been destroyed.

Milazzo Industries sits across the road from the Susquehanna and was hit hard by the river.

The business sells several products including ice melt and was wrecked by the flood, but people there vow to reopen, no matter what.

"I mean we do have some help. We've been cleaning up the business, trying to get everything out, trying to get things situated to get the business going again, talking to some different people that could possibly set us up with a trailer to get things going again," said Tom Allardyce.

Milazzo was far from the only place hurt by the flood water. Dozens of nearby family homes affected too.

"Their best bet here is to condemn everything here and rip everything down it like an area to conserve water and that, but I don't know," said homeowner William Muka.

Muka has lived in Jenkins Township across from the river since he was a child and he said this flood was too much.

"I'm cleaning it up and gutting it out and if they don't condemn it, I ain't coming back. I'm done, I'm done. I'm 52 years old, I was flooded seven times. It's too much for me," said Muka.


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