Keene residents deal with flooding

Neville had kayaked to the road to retrieve a metal rowboat. After untangling the heavy boat from a thicket of cedar trees, she paddled the orange kayak back across the flooded driveway to her house, with the rowboat in tow. Why?

"Just in case I have to evacuate my dogs," she said.

The Keene Central School will get back to a normal routine when the water recedes from Route 73 between Keene and Keene Valley, according to Ferebee.

A number of dirt roads, including Alstead Hill, Cavanaugh and Styles Brook, will need to be repaired, he said. Half a lane from Gilmore Hill, a paved road, washed out and will require major work. As far as Ferebee knew, that was the extent of the damage as of Thursday morning.

"That's my best assesment at this time," he said.

(Assistant Managing Editor Andy Flynn contributed to this story.)

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