Efforts underway to drain Johnston flood zone

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JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Crews are at work in Johnston to drain the water from what the Federal Government has declared a natural disaster area. 

Deputy Chief of Police and EMA Director for the town Joseph Razza told ABC6 that a large pump was put in place Saturday to move the standing water from the area of Belfield Drive to the Pocasset River, about a half mile away. 

Razza said Sunday that the water has already begun to recede, with levels dropping between 6 and 7 inches since Saturday morning, but the area is still not able to be traversed without the proper type of vehicle. 

The pumping will continue until the street is safe and passable. 

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