Three nights of heavy rains have been a triple whammy for Des Moines-area basements, many of which have flooded and backed up this week.

Austin Rice, one of the owners of ServiceMaster West, a carpet cleaning service in Clive, saidhis business had received more than 600 calls this week, and was bringing in workers from ServiceMasters in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois to help. From the Des Moines Register.