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Wiregrass Newsroom: As the rain ends, clean-up begins

The intersection of Tacoma Street and Montezuma Avenue in Dothan, completely covered in water Saturday The intersection of Tacoma Street and Montezuma Avenue in Dothan, completely covered in water Saturday

Reporter: Melissa McKinney

DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) --It was a rain storm many say was like no other.

"I've never seen anything like this before," says Dothan resident, Amy Peterson.

But unlike others in the area, Ed Henry wasn't phased by the action.

"It was just another day in my life."

Not even an hour after the rain stopped, Ed was on his bike, riding through town.

"I was going down this street to see if anything got knocked down by the heavy rain."

But while Ed may not be affected, many are.   The downpour left much of Houston county under water.  And as the rain kept pouring, the damages kept growing--especially for Peterson, whose house was surrounded by three feet of water.

"Where's it going from here?  What's going to be done about it?"

Despite what may seem like clear skies and a return to a sense of normalcy in Houston county, leaders say the effects of the strong storm could be felt for quite a while.   And getting back to normal, could take some time.

"Now we'll go into the recovery. That's going to be a lengthy process, probably go on for a couple of months," says Houston County EMA Director, Clark Matthews.

A lengthy process--a result of what leaders say is historic.

"This will go down as one of the worst things to ever happen to Dothan," says Matthews.

But despite it's effects, Mayor Pat Thomas doesn't think the storm will stop the people.

"If I know Dothan as well as I know, neighbor will be helping neighbor."

It's a clean-up effort folks are tackling together.

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