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The floodwater that once surrounded Diane Lyons' Lisle house and forced her sister to flee by boat is long gone. But Lyons on Monday still was dealing with the damage caused by the April 18 flood, including a ruined water heater, furnace and air conditioner. Repair crews already had removed all the drywall and carpeting inside her house's sunken den. "To me, a house like this is uninhabitable because you can still smell the mold," said Lyons, who has been staying with a friend in Naperville. "I just can't live here."