"It sounded like Niagara Falls," Mr. O'Reilly said. "It just filled up immediately, and this is what we've been dealing with since then."
As water recedes, cleanup begins across Northeast →
"Sunday morning, the water was only up to here," said Kevin O'Reilly, gesturing to where his front lawn used to meet the sidewalk. "My daughter and I took a walk around the block. We figured everything would be fine."