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‘Every time it rains’: Floods from climate change plague a Camden neighborhood

Jun 27, 2022

Nancy Ruiz juggles two jobs to make ends meet, so the $2,000 it cost for a second sump pump at her home in the Cramer Hill neighborhood of Camden due to routine flooding was a serious economic hit.

“When I got the bill, I said, ‘Oh my God.’”

And that doesn’t include the annoyance associated with a shower that backs up when it rains, baseboards that are rotting, or persistent mold climbing the wallboard.

“I had to put a pump inside the house, and outside the house, but we still get so much water,” Ruiz said.

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