THE CLEANUP CONTINUES FOR A SPANGLE FAMILY.
FLOOD WATERS INVADED THE LOWER LEVEL OF THEIR HOME
RUINING EVERYTHING IT TOUCHED.
THE FLOODING HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH
ASH STREET AND EAST FIRST STREET IN SPANGLE.
KXLY 4'S AARON LUNA JOINS US NOW.
And here is Spangle Creek the water is pretty high
even for this time of year, however last Thursday
it flooded its banks, made its way over the train
tracks and made it into this house here.
It's the lowest evelevation in Spangle.
DAYS LATER AND DENELL THIEREN IS SALVAGING WHAT SHE
CAN FROM A WATER LOGGED HOME.
As you can see this is, you know, a little bit of
what things look like,
LAST THURSDAY MELTING SNOW AND RAIN OVERWHELMED THE
WITHIN MINUTES THE HOME WAS SURROUNDED WITH WATER
TRAPPING THREE OF THIEREN'S CHILDREN INSIDE.
And they tried to get out the front door, grab the
pets and get out of the front door and water started
rushing in, they tried the other doors and couldn't
THE KIDS MADE IT OUT A WINDOW WHILE WATER INVADED
THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE HOUSE.
And the water went into up into here and all the,
you could see the dirt marks in all the cabinets and
then it went into the freezer and the fridge,
RECOVERY EXPERTS SAY THE WATER CONTAINED SEWAGE FROM
MEANING EVERYTHING IT SOAKED, HAS TO GO.
EVEN THE APPLIANCES.
And I've just been taking loads and loads to the laundry
mat hoping to save clothes, the shoes I can't save
I've tried to wear them after they've dried and they
AS A RENTER, THIEREN DIDN'T HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE.
SO FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE HELPING REPLACE THE THINGS
HER WEDDING DRESS IS STILL A MAYBE.
MOST OF THE CHILDREN'S STUFF WAS UPSTAIRS AND UNTOUCHED.
HER BIGGEST PROBLEM NOW, FINDING SOMEWHERE TO TAKE
ALL THE WATERLOGGED ITEMS SHE CAN'T KEEP.
BUT THROUGH IT ALL THIEREN SAYS SHE'S TAKING THINGS
It's gonna work.
We make things happen,
Any who wishes to help the family can email me.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting in Spangle Aaron Luna KXLY 4 News