Restoration companies busy helping homeowners clean up from storm

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Power lines weren't the only damage left behind from Wednesday's storm, and it kept restoration companies busy.

Multiple companies told FOX59 they were getting a lot of calls to help with flooded basements and homes.

In Wayne Township, Bill Hall's street off Crawfordsville Road flooded for the first time in his 22 years living there.

"You could tell, like a river was floating by," Hall said.

His street turned into a lake, trapping a car of people, and causing firefighters to bring out a boat to help them. Another man paddled his canoe into the area.

Hall saw the worst of the damage. He had six inches of water in his garage, and in every room of his one-story home.

A day later, the house was full of employees from First Response Services, working to get the water out of the carpeting.

"It’s a tedious process to do it right, you know, you’ve got to get every square inch," technician Daniel Arnold said.

Arnold said his crews were working overtime, and reminded anyone with water in their homes that it's probably worth calling in help.

"You've got to get it dry. If it’s not dry and (there's) too much moisture, you’re going to create an environment for mold to grow and then it becomes a bigger problem," Arnold said.

Hall wasn't happy about the bill, but said he didn't have much choice. He's hoping this is the only time he has to deal with flooding.

"We really don’t have flood insurance because this is a no flood area," Hall said. "(Hope they) get it done ... as soon as they can."