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Burlington slammed by flash flooding

Curfew issued for 10 p.m. Wednesday
Posted at 5:37 PM, Jul 12, 2017

It's been a busy day in Burlington because of the rain, one of the hardest hit areas and we talked to people surrounded by high water.

The scene is pretty rough, water levels are high and homes are waterlogged but families say they'll get through this.

Chopper 4 video shows how the city severely flooded. Waters took over the Fox River, streets and homes. Lisa Hernandez had to leave work early because of flooding.

"My basement is flooded," Hernandez said.

She says she’s never seen anything like it before.

"Oh gosh," were the words out of her mouth.

Her fully furnished basement was ruined, big screen tv, couches, pictures and a washer and dryer all damaged.

"My emotions are calm, nervous, calm, nervous, overwhelmed," she said.

Hernandez says the water busted through their basement window. But even with the losses, neighbors are coming together to help pump water out the basement.

"We'll get through this, we just have a lot of work. We'll be ok," Hernandez said.

Mayor Jeannie Hefty has issued a mandatory city-wide curfew for 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

Due to flooding, families should stay off roads after 10 p.m.