Grundy County Village Flooded After Rain Deluge


THIS IS CBS 2 NEWS AT 10. MORE THAN 4 INCHES OF RAIN IN UNDER TWO HOURS. NOW MUCH OF THE TOWN IS UNDER WATER. THERE’S WATER IN THE HOUSE. IT JUST STARTED COMING UP FROM UNDERNEATH THE FLOORING. GOOD EVENING I’M JIM WILLIAMS. I’M MAI MARTINEZ. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. HOMEOWNERS ARE TRYING TO CLEAN UP AS MUCH AS THEY CAN. CHARLIE DE MAR IS LIVE IN GRUNDY COUNTY ON MORE. Reporter: GOOD EVENING. THE FLOODING IS CONTAINED HERE IN BRACEVILLE. MANY PEOPLE CONTINUING TO CLEAN UP. WE’VE SEEN HOUSES SUBMERGED. MANY ROADS ARE UNDER WATER AND THE MAYOR TELLING US NOT MUCH CAN BE DONE UNTIL THE WATERS RESEED. KNEE DEEP IN RAIN WATER. I’M STRESSED OUT. Reporter: STRESSED OUT BUT SAFE. THERE’S A STEP THERE. YOU CAN’T TELL NOW. IT WAS UP TO THE STEPS AND IT JUST KEPT RISING. Reporter: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ESTIMATING 5 INCHES OF WATER FALLING IN THE TOWN OF 800. DEAN HARDING’S HOUSE ALSO UNDER WATER. IT JUST KEPT COMING DOWN AND DOWN AND DOWN. Reporter: PASSING TIME UNTIL THE WATER GOES DOWN. THIS OUT HERE IN MY CAMOUFLAGE DRINKING A BEER AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? Reporter: THIS WOMAN IS NOT AS LUCKY. THERE’S WATER IN THE HOUSE. IT STARTED COMING UP FROM UNDERNEATH THE FLOORING. ME AND MY CAT HAD TO GET OUT QUICKLY. Reporter: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE MAYOR OF BRACEVILLE ASSESSED THE DAMAGE SUNDAY NIGHT. IT WAS TOO MUCH TOO SOON AND OUR SYSTEM COULDN’T HANDLE EVERYTHING. Reporter: NOW TOMORROW A FURTHER ASSESSMENT ON HOW TO PROCEED WITH THE WATER WILL BE MADE BY THE CITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. IN THE MEANTIME FIRST RESPONDERS ASKING YOU IF YOU SEE BARRELS AND HORSES LIKE THIS, TRY TO NOT GO THROUGH THEM. THE CITY WANTS YOU TO BE AWARE THERE WAS NOT WIDESPREAD EVACUATIONS BUT SOME PEOPLE DID CHOOSE TO LEAVE THEIR OWN HOMES

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