Updated: Monday, 07 Mar 2011, 3:09 PM EST
Published : Monday, 07 Mar 2011, 7:52 AM EST
Oxford, Conn. (WTNH) - At least five abandoned cars are floating down the Housatonic River from Oxford toward lower Valley towns, officials told the Connecticut Post .
Fire Chief Scott Pelletier told the Post there's a chance they'll never be able to get the cars out of the river.
“They’ll either get snagged when they reach Indian Wells (State Park, where the river bends) or in Derby,” he said. “We’ll pull them out there, but they may also drop to the bottom and we’ll never get them out.”
The chief said its the worst flooding in 15 years.
AJ Monoco just renovated his summer home on the Seymour-Oxford town line, and it looks like the vacation is over before it even got started.
"I see the water rising higher and higher and higher. I tried to tie down my docks. Next thing you know, I turn around and the water crept up so fast, came out of nowhere. Next thing you know, I have three feet of water. I had no time to do anything but lock up the house, jump in the truck and watch the water accumulate higher and higher. I've never seen it so bad," he said.
Sharon White lives next door in AJ's other house and says her basement apartment is under water.
"I couldn't even come out my door. I had to go through my living room window to get out. So I packed up my computer and my work clothes cause I can't miss work," she said.
The flood waters should begin to recede Monday, but more heavy rain is due again on Friday.