Harlem Heights community dealing with significant storm damage

Reporter: Emma Heaton Writer: Jasmine Singletary
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A Harlem Heights community is dealing with significant storm damage.

It is a grim time for homeowners in the community, where people were waist-deep in water after Hurricane Ian. Many residents were left to sleep on water-filled mattresses or on the floors inside of their homes, where mold is beginning to grow, because they have nowhere else to go.

Trash fills the neighborhood streets, leaving a stench that people like Barbara Vazquez are living in the middle of.

“It’s starting to smell. It’s starting to get dug into by animals. We’re going to have serious health problems here soon,” Vazquez said.

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