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New Hartford business cleans up mud from flood

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NEW HARTFORD (KWWL) -

The swollen Beaver Creek has left its mark in New Hartford.

Emergency management officials said things could have been worse, but there is still a lot of clean-up left to do.

Family members spent Wednesday afternoon cleaning up Todd's Auto and Repair in New Hartford.

"They're working on the front shop, and we're working in the back shop," said Terry Mooty of New Hartford. "But they're working on cars. We're working on mud."

Mooty spent the day with his brother and cousins cleaning out his dad's business.

"It could have been worse," he said. "We're glad that the water didn't come. The water only came in the back shop and not the front shop, so we're blessed for that."

Although he noted it wasn't the ideal way to spend the day, owner Wayne Mooty said he was relieved.

"Very big relief," he said. "Now my boys are here helping me clean up just what little water we did get in here and go on about our business."

Emergency management officials said there was only minor damage in town, mostly in garages and basements.

New Hartford Mayor John Anderson said protections the town has implemented since 2008 have helped prevent significant damage.

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