WAYNE - A 75-year-old woman who has lived in her Wayne home for 43 years and endured countless floods there says she may have to give up the house where she raised her family.

Theresa Suchar says her home was destroyed by the flooding that resulted from Hurricane Irene last week. She returned to her Fayette Street house to find 3 feet of dirty floodwater submerging the first floor and an overwhelming stench of rotting food and furniture. Suchar says she replaced many of the appliances in her home in March of this year after a previous flood.

Suchar says she'd like to get rid of the home where she raised her seven children, but fears her mortgage payments will prevent her from accepting a buyout.

"If I could get a buyout, I would just take it and be happy," Suchar says.

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