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Clean up after storms dumped water over Capital Region

People across the Capital Region were cleaning up Thursday after Wednesday nights storm.

In Halfmoon, the Town declared a State of Emergency Thursday because of flooding on some roads.

Part of New Castle Road and Woodin Road were closed Thursday.

"I didn't expect it to get that bad," said Andy Marriner, who lives on New Castle Road.

As heavy rain fell Wednesday evening, Marriner could only watch as the water stole his yard, his cars and crept into his home.

"The entire lower level is flooded. It was at least two feet last night, it's going down a little bit," he said.

He won't know the extent of the damage until the water is gone.

All day crews, armed with a fire truck and a few large pumps, worked to get some of the water moved away from nearby homes so half a dozen families could start to clean up.

In Valley Falls, a set of stairs sat on nothing Thursday. The water from the night before washed away the ground under a section of home.

"It can all happen in a blink of an eye," said Ann Miller, who lives in the home.

Miller said she was outside when the water washed her flowers and her yard away. She said the home has been shored up and is secure enough for her to stay there. She said she's just glad everyone's ok.

"If this is just a taste of what goes on in other states, other places, I can't imagine what people go through when they lose everything," said Miller.

In Mechanicville people have to boil water Thursday night and Friday after the weather contributed to a water main break.

We got the call around five last night to respond to Mechanicville for water emergencies and road closures. At that time, we found out they had a water main break. That only added to the issue with the torrential downpour, said Carl Zeilman, the Director of Saratoga County Emergency Services.