Bradley County Residents Suffer Severe Flood Damage

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 7/08/2013 7:08 pm
The 900 block of Linda Drive South East was hit badly by floods from once small creeks that burst their banks.

Today distraught residents are left to pick up the pieces.

Linda Conrad,"My husband and I have been working on remodeling and building this ourselves all these years, save a little, work a little, all of our hard work and dreams are gone"

With water having covered her cars and destroyed the inside of her home Linda is now staying in a nearby hotel.

Next door neighbor Patsy Humberd turned to God last night and prayed at her local church as her garage and basement were being decimated by rising floods.

"It has flooded that land down in there but never came up in the house, it was up maybe a quarter of an inch over most of the downstairs"

Nicholas Cook believes a partially blocked drainage system due to construction of local businesses is leaving residents wet and angry.

"Ever since they built Food Lion over here, we have this little flood problem, then they went and no one will clean it out so, when I get back from vacation it was already backed up into everybody's houses"

Jerry Johnson of Bradley County Emergency management agency says no one is complaining to them.

"We have not had any calls or reports of any damage whatsoever to go out and investigate".

He has advice for home owners whether they have flood insurance or not.

"If it's deep on the road assume it's deep on the road, it it looks like it's moving real fast in the creeks stay out of it because it probably is moving real real fast"

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