Sewer backs up, floods homes on Cleveland Street in East New York

Some East New York residents lost everything they

Some East New York residents lost everything they owned yesterday when a sewer backed up into their homes during the heavy rain. (Credit: News 12)

BROOKLYN - Some East New York residents lost everything they owned Wednesday when a sewer backed up into their homes during the heavy rain.

Residents on Cleveland Street in East New York say sewers started backing up around 7 p.m. Wednesday night. They say every basement on the block was flooded with between 1 to 5 feet of water.

They say their neighborhood isn't in a flood zone, so they do not have flood insurance.

The Office of Emergency Management is asking anyone who had flooding to report it to 311.

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