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Wassaic firehouse feels fury of Ida from flooding

WASSAIC — Doug Corrow from the Wassaic Fire Company reported that the Wassaic firehouse flooded as a result of Hurricane Ida on Thursday, Sept. 2. 

Corrow reached out to Amenia officials last week to report the damage and sent photos to show how much water had risen inside and outside of the firehouse and along the creek adjacent to it. 

Outside looked more like a lake than a parking lot, and the grass that abuts the building was submerged in water. 

Corrow said that “the firehouse had some significant flooding late [that] morning, so I moved all trucks to the front bay; the water went down after 2 p.m.” 

Amenia town Supervisor Victoria Perotti responded to Corrow, stating she was “so sorry that you had damage and I have forwarded your pictures to Bill Beale at Dutchess County Emergency Response.” 

No word yet if the Fire Company will receive any funding to help it clean up the damage at the firehouse.

— Kaitlin Lyle

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