Families begin to clean up from flood waters - Tucson News Now

Families begin to clean up from flood waters

LA VERGNE, TN (WSMV) -

Families across the mid-state continue the slow cleanup from Saturday's flash floods. In La Vergne, some people were forced from their homes not once but twice by rising waters.

Traci Short doesn't have carpet in her home and a running fan is now a common noise. But Short said with all the water, things could have been worse.

"It came out of nowhere," Short said.

Short said in a matter of minutes, water headed toward her home in several directions.

Short and her family had only been back home for about six hours when flood waters returned. Earlier Saturday, water from a swollen nearby creek covered her yard and crept toward her home. At the advice of police, Short and her family headed for a the city shelter.

"They gave us the all clear and I thought the storm drain went down, so it's going to be safe to come back, but it wasn't," Short said.

But Short said when the flood waters returned the a second time, they moved much faster.

"I had stuff over there and back over hear behind my couch and we had to rush to get that off the floor before the water got to it," Short said.

Everyone got out safely but returned home to find to a few inches of water inside. Still, Short said it could have been much worse and counts her blessings for all kindhearted strangers who've provided her family with help.

"We really got blessed by God," Short said. "We really did. We came out lucky. We got out quick, we didn't get stuck and the vehicle is still running," Short said.

Short and her family are staying at an area hotel. They also received assistance from the Red Cross.

Neighbors said where Short lives is known to flood. A La Vergne representative says city leaders do plan to look into what can be done about the problem.

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