No One Knows How to Save a Basement Like the Lewiston Fire Department

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lewiston fire departmentLEWISTON — By Sunday, weekend rains left an inch of water in Venise and Everett Ridley’s basement. Then it rose and rose. It swamped her washer and dryer and soiled her clothes. By noontime Monday — and slogging through 3 feet of water — she called 911. “I didn’t know how to stop it,” Venise Ridley said. “But a friend told me to call the Lewiston Fire Department.” By the time they reached Ridley’s home, Engine 4’s team of six firefighters were old hands fighting flooded basements. Sunday, there were 11 such calls. On Monday, this was their third. And they started with the same simple warning they gave at every flooded basement: Don’t touch the water. “One step in that water and you can get killed,” Lt. John Cloutier, who led the Engine 4 team, said.  (read more at LewistonSunJournal)

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