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"I got really upset when I started seeing sentimental things floating," says Barbara Eshelman of how her family could not keep up with Friday's floodwaters pouring into the basement of their Williams Street home near Four Mile Creek on Des Moines' east side.  Wiping sweat from her face, she spent Saturday clearing out her basement and putting everyting into one of two piles -- one for items to salvage, one for items to throw away.

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