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Storm cleanup continues in Albany

This home on North Doublegate Drive was damaged by a tree. This home on North Doublegate Drive was damaged by a tree.
In Bound Gymnastics had nearly six inches of flood water. In Bound Gymnastics had nearly six inches of flood water.
Workers and Volunteers help with clean up at the gym. Workers and Volunteers help with clean up at the gym.
Heather Blanchard, Club President Heather Blanchard, Club President
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Storm cleanup continues around Albany.  

Late Wednesday afternoon, crews were busy patching up a house along North Doublegate Drive after tree crews removed a large tree that crashed through the home. 

Albany city officials know of four homes in the city that had water inside.

Nearly six inches of water flooded In Bound Gymnastics. It's the second flood since 2014 they've experienced. They're now asking for the community's help to get their gym back up and operating. Club President Heather Blanchard said, "We have mats that are ruined. We have smaller equipment that's ruined."

The water got so high that workers at a business across the street had to canoe their way into work. "When most everybody came in from across the street at Cook's Appliance they couldn't even get to our second driveway because there was so much water in the road," Blanchard said.

The damage means gymnasts can't train for now. Blanchard said, "We just kind of sent messages out to all of the team kids and majority of the class kids that we could get a hold of that classes are canceled for right now."

Fans were on all day to dry the facility as workers, gymnasts and volunteers put on their gloves to start the clean up. "This is their second home, so a lot of them are here instead of practicing today, are here to be able to help with cleanup efforts because this is where they spend most of their time," Blanchard said.

She said that's affecting an upcoming competition the girls have. "Our team girls have a competition in a week, so we are anxious to be able to get everything cleaned up."

Classes will be canceled for the rest of the week. In Bound Gymnastics is raising money to replace their training and computer equipment. They're also looking for volunteers to help with the clean up. You can call Heather Blanchard at 434-1996 or click here to help.

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