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Baltimore Fire Officials Say Rains Are Flooding Basements

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore fire officials say they are being overwhelmed with calls for flooded basements due to heavy rains.

Fire spokesman Kevin Cartwright says fire officials are asking residents not to call 911 for flooded basements unless the
situation is dangerous and an emergency response is needed.

Cartwright says the department does not routinely help residents pump out flooded basements.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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