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Thursday's storms leave residents cleaning up


Nassau, N.Y. - There will be plenty of people cleaning up in parts of the Capital Region Friday morning after Thursday's wild weather.

Parts of Rensselaer County were hit especially hard and a nursing home needed to be evacuated.

The village is looking better Friday morning, but there is still plenty of work to be done. The village supervisor says crews have been working to clear debris and open roads.

It was 45 minutes of pounding rain Thursday afternoon that started the problem.

The ground already saturated and the Kinderhook Creek was overspilling its banks causing roadways to look more like rivers.

It was the Nassau Senior Housing Facility that kept fire fighters busy for most of the night though.

Once the water began to creep up into doorways, firefighters began evacuating. They used pick up trucks to drive through the water and then taking them to a shelter.

The water has since receeded and it looks as though some people are back in their homes.

NEWS10 ABC's Nicol Lally is on the scene, waiting for an update on the situation this morning.

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