Flooding In Greenville Causes Thousands Of Dollars In Damages

GREENVILLE, Va. -- Diane Goodson got caught in Friday night's downpour when she was driving home.

"There was water gushing, down through my yard, a four feet path of water gushing down Route 11," said Goodson, "it started raining so bad that we couldn't hardly see, I mean, we got soaked just going to the porch, it was that bad."

As soon as she got home, she started hearing screams.

"I heard my neighbor hollering, 'call the fire department, my house is flooding,'" said Goodson.

Four feet of water poured into first floor of her neighbors house.

A foot of it poured into Goodson's cellar.

"It was crazy, oh my God are you kidding me, I had some much stuff down there and it's ruined, It's gone," said Goodson.

Many of her valuable items were lost and she says the flooding is going to cost her thousands of dollars.

Across the street, her neighbor Mary Lou Corbello had damage to her wall. She says the experience scared her and she's ready to move.

"I've never been one to be afraid to be by myself but it was bad," says Corbello.

Now she looking for a fix to the problem, but she's afraid that if nothing is done, it could happen again.

"It's going to happen again, it will. You can't prepare for something like this," said Goodson.


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