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Six homes flooded in Sandy during Saturday night storm

SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Jarret Gill and his family should be cleaning up their home and getting ready to move, but instead they're working on vacuuming up all flood water from Saturday night’s storms
SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Jarret Gill and his family should be cleaning up their home and getting ready to move, but instead they're working on vacuuming up all flood water from Saturday night’s storms

"Over a foot into the garage,” explained Gill. "Probably 2 to 3 inches into the house too."

The rain came fast and hard Saturday night flooding the streets and eventually flowing into the gill's home and those of five of his neighbors.

Gill said, "I could see the street starting to flood and it started coming up over the curb and then it started coming up over the sidewalk."

Once over the sidewalk it went down the sloped driveway right into their home.

"Then it just started coming down really, really hard, really, really fast,” recalled Gill.

Sandy City officials say the downpour was just too much for the city's drain system to handle.

Spokesperson Nicole Martin told ABC 4 Utah, "When Mother Nature is throwing that amount of rain in such short period of time, there's just unfortunately nothing a city could possibly do to protect."

The city upgraded the storm drain system less than 10 years ago. They tell ABC 4 this is the first problem they've had since the upgrade.

"We're appreciative that we had the foresight to upgrade our storm drain system about six years ago or we fear it would have been even worse,” said Martin.

The damage has been done, but the city is already there helping with the clean up process and the homeowner's claims.

Gill said, "The city said they would pay for everything."
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