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Veterans Volunteer to Help Winchester Homes Damaged in Storm

Nick Spinetto

Nick Spinetto is a reporter with WMUR-TV in New Hampshire.

WINCHESTER, N.H. — People in the western part of the state are still recovering from storms earlier this week. In Winchester, multiple homes were flooded, causing thousands of dollars in damages.

On Saturday, a nonprofit group, Team Rubicon, helped residents repair the damage. Mike Decker’s memories are ruined by floodwater from a nearby culvert.

“You can see all the water damage,” he said. Decker’s 16 mm films of his mother, father, brother, sister, were all destroyed, Deckler said.

Flood waters began creeping their way into his split-level home Tuesday night.

“I would say in less in than an hour there was 2 1/2 to 3 feet of water in my home,” Deckler said. On Saturday, Team Rubicon, an international nonprofit made up mostly of veterans, arrived with more than a dozen workers and volunteers to help clean up five homes in Winchester with flood damage.

“We do it because we enjoy it giving back,” said Peter Gould of Team Rubicon. Decker’s insurance doesn’t cover flooding caused by water runoff from overflowing culverts.

Team Rubicon member Ryan Ginty is one of the people who is getting his hands dirty for the cause.

“The thank you we get from people is enough,” Ginty said. Team Rubicon hopes to have all the work completed by the end of the weekend.

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