ONE COMMUNITY IS STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY
ARE GOING TO REBUILD AFTER LAST WEEKS MASSIVE STORM.
44 HOMES WERE DESTROYED AT RIVERSIDE VILLAGE MOBILE
LEAVING DOZENS HOMELESS.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR WITH DETAILS
ON HOW THIS COMMUNITY IS COMING TOGETHER.
The level of devastation here is indescribable.
You have to see it to believe it.
Many of these people have lost everything but yet
their spirits remain high.
When it first hit we were not expecting it.
We were expecting a windstorm.
IN A MATTER OF MINUTES RAIN, WIND AND HAIL DESTROYED
LIFE AS MANY OF THESE PEOPLE KNEW IT.
I think the saddest thing right now is the people
who are realizing they don't have a home.
FOR THE PAST WEEK RESIDENTS OF RIVERSIDE VILLAGE MOBILE
HOME PARK HAVE BEEN LIVING WITHOUT POWER.
SOME WON'T EVEN SEE IT FOR ANOTHER SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS.
WATER WAS RECENTLY RESTORED BUT HAS TO BE BOILED TO
PROVIDE ANY SORT OF USE.
The reality of what's really happened is just now
starting for some.
SANDY MCCOIN IS THE PROPERTY MANAGER.
SHE SAYS TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE LOOTERS ARE NOW RAIDING
THE PROPERTY AT NIGHT.
They are going into peoples windows and going through
their belonging and stealing our food.
LIKE SO MANY OF HER RESIDENTS.
ARE THANKFUL NOBODY WAS INJURED
BUT LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE IS OVERWHELMING.
The plans to rebuild are there but it's a long process.
THAT IS WHY MCCOIN SAYS THE GOAL IS TO TAKE IT DAY
AND APPRECIATE THE PROGRESS THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN
MADE IN JUST ONE WEEK.
The community has come together to supply food water
whatever we need.
What do you need, they have it!
MULTIPLE ORGANIZATIONS HAVE BEEN PROVIDING MEALS,
GENERATORS, AND EVEN SHOWERS.
RESIDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE JOINED TOGETHER.
WORKING 18 HOUR DAYS TO REMOVE FALLEN TREES AND CLEAR
DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP THEIR NEIGHBORS.
I'm overwhelmed and touched by th generosity and the
hearts of the people.
There is still a lot of work to be done and to learn
how you can help this community, head to kxly.com
and click on news links.
Reporting in deer park caiti currey kxly 4 news.