Kim McKauslin of Waterford (credit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ)

Kim McKauslin of Waterford (credit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ)

WATERFORD (WWJ) – It’s been nearly a week since severe storms rocked Metro Detroit, but the aftermath continues for many area residents.

Waterford resident Kim McCaslin said, when the rains came down last Thursday, her basement was flooded almost to the ceiling within 20 minutes.

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McCaslin told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Sandra McNeil she’s been working morning till night for the past week, hauling sewer water-soaked furniture, clothes and other items up to the stairs.

“It’s really gross, it smells horrible. It ruined all my clothes that were down there, my washer and dryer, the furnace, the hot water heater, all the power tools,” McCaslin said — not to mention her son’s basement bedroom.

Her husband had to wade though the sewer water to rescue the cat.

McCaslin said she’s been trying  to dry out her 2000 Audi that was parked in the driveway when the flood waters rushed  in.

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“There was still six shop vacs full of water after we had already bailed it out on Friday,” McCaslin said. “So, I’m hoping it will try out and the connections will reconnect and it will go forward … but it’s looking pretty grim.”

McCaslin has a giant dumpster in the driveway to throw out everything that’s beyond salvaging. She had initially taken the week off to relax.

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