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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Abdirahman Gebow, left, watches Tuesday as the Androscoggin River creeps closer to the apartment building on River Street in Lewiston where he lives. He and the residents at right were trying to figure out where to go after the city issued a flood evacuation order for parts of Lewiston, including River Street. The city opened a shelter for Lewiston and Auburn residents and their pets at the Ramada hotel at 490 Pleasant St. in Lewiston.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Teresa Pelletier, left, and her children, Christian, second from left, Cameron and Baronica pack their car Tuesday as they evacuate their apartment on River Street in Lewiston. The city has issued a flood evacuation order for parts of Lewiston. "We will figure out what to do, but honestly, I have no idea," Pelletier said about where she and her four children will go. The city opened a shelter at the Ramada Hotel at 490 Pleasant St. for Lewiston and Auburn residents and their pets.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Teresa Pelletier and her 16-year-old daughter, Baronica, pack their car Tuesday as they evacuate their apartment on River Street in Lewiston. The city issued a flood evacuation order for parts of Lewiston. "We will figure out what to do, but honestly, I have no idea," Pelletier said about where she and her four children will go. The city opened a shelter for Lewiston and Auburn residents and their pets at the Ramada hotel at 490 Pleasant St. in Lewiston. 

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Cynthia Hunter takes a look Tuesday at the flooded area behind the Roak Block apartments in Auburn.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Dan Caron, upper right, leans over Tuesday to look at the damage that was caused when high winds knocked down a tree Monday at his home on Winter Street in Lewiston. Caron said the brand-new swing set that he recently built is laying underneath the tree.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    A car is overtaken Tuesday by flood waters from the Androscoggin River along the North River Road in Auburn. Auburn firefighters used their rescue boat to bring the driver to shore.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Auburn firefighters Jared McCoy, left, and Rob Dumont search Tuesday along the North River Road in Auburn for a stranded motorist. The driver of the car was found and brought to shore aboard the Auburn Fire Department's rescue boat.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Auburn firefighters Jared McCoy, left, and Rob Dumont rescue a man from a car that was overtaken by high water Tuesday on the North River Road in Auburn.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Dan Lauze, right, helps Fred Haskell on Tuesday clear the large tree branch that fell in Haskell's front yard in Auburn. The branch fell Monday morning during a three-minute window when Haskell said winds appeared to reach 50 mph. "It took out my fence, but my house was saved," Haskell said about the fallen limb.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Sarah Raymond, center, and her son, Isaac, move water along as Raymond's husband, Bob, uses a garbage can to empty water out of their basement Tuesday in Auburn. Sarah Raymond said three generations of her family have lived in the home on North River Road and she has not seen the Androscoggin River rise to the level that it did following Monday's wind and rainstorm since the flood of 1987.

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    Bob Raymond uses a garbage can to empty water out of his basement Tuesday in Auburn. Raymond's wife, Sarah, said three generations of her family have lived in the home on North River Road and she has not seen the Androscoggin River rise to the level that it did following Monday's wind and rainstorm since the flood of 1987.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Flood waters from the Androscoggin River surround Bruce Ritchie's garage Tuesday on North River Road in Auburn.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Bruce Ritchie said his house on North River Road in Auburn was surrounded by water when he woke up at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. "I am on my third pair of boots this morning," said Ritchie, who lives in the house with his wife, two dogs and seven cats. "My wife said first this this morning that she needed to make a cup of coffee before dealing with the mess. I told her that if she did that, she would not be getting out as the water was just pouring into the basement."

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    The awning at 37 Park St. in Lewiston was ripped from the building during Monday's wind and rainstorm.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    The Gould Academy competition center at Sunday River in Newry sits Tuesday filled with mud and ice after Monday's devastating wind and rainstorm.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Mud filled the Gould Academy competition center during Monday's storm at Sunday River in Newry.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    The road leading to the Locke Mountain townhouses at Sunday River in Newry is washed out Tuesday after Monday's storm.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    A pickup truck is stranded Tuesday on the Sunday Rover access road after Monday's heavy rainstorm.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Cars snake around an abandoned vehicle Tuesday on Route 2 in Bethel after Monday's heavy rain storm.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Walkers Mills Road into Bethel,which is Route 26, is flooded Tuesday after Monday's heavy rainstorm.

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    Auburn-Lewiston-Newry-Bethel flooding 12/19/2023 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Walkers Mills Road, which is Route 26, into Bethel is completely flooded Tuesday after Monday's heavy rain storm.

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