Perry County Family Flood Repairs


“Now from the station you count on for local news that matters, this is KARK 4 News at 10” “I really miss it though. It really was a nice place. Just what we wanted. It’s what we built and what we wanted. ” ((BOB)) A PERRY COUNTY FAMILY TRYING TO SAVE THEIR HOME OF 30 YEARS AFTER IT WAS IMPACTED BY FLOODWATERS. ((BOB)) THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT AT 10. I’M BOB CLAUSEN. ((ASHLEY)) AND I’M ASHLEY KETZ. THE FAMILY SAYS THEY DIDN’T HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE AND FUNDS FROM FEMA JUST ISN’T ENOUGH. ((BOB)) KARK 4’S RE’CHELLE TURNER JUST GOT BACK FROM HOUSTON AFTER SPEAKING TO THEM. RE’CHELLE? ((RECHELLE)) BOB AND ASHLEY GOOD EVENING, THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME ALFRED CRABTREY AND HIS WIFE ELEANOR HAVE EXPERIENCED FLOODINGáááBUT THIS TIME THEY SAY IT WAS REALLY BAD. ON TOP OF TRYING TO SAVE THEIR HOMEááá ALFRED IS ALSO TAKING CARE OF HIS WIFE WHO HAS DEMENTIA. Alfred Crabtray/Houston Home Impacted By Flood “Take it a day at a time I guess.” IT’S GOING TO TAKE TIME FOR 75 YEAR OLD ALFRED CRABTRAY HIS HOME ON STONY POINT ROAD IN HOUSTON. Alfred Crabtray/Houston Home Impacted By Flood “I built it two feet above flood stage.” DAMAGED BECAUSE OF FLOODWATER FROM THE ARKANSAS RIVER. Alfred Crabtray/Houston Home Impacted By Flood “I mean it just totally took everyone by surprise.” OUTSIDE THE HOMEáááá MOUNDS OF MUD LIKE THIS ARE EVERYWHERE. Alfred Crabtray/Houston Home Impacted By Flood “You couldn’t walk on that porch without falling.” THE HOME’S FOUNDATIONááá SHIFTED. Alfred Crabtray/Houston Home Impacted By Flood “Well you can see that Force right there. It’s leaning on the sidewalk right there.” INSIDE HIS HOMEáááDIRT AND DEBRIS COVER THE WALLS AND FLOORS. Alfred Crabtray/Houston Home Impacted By Flood “It’s real tough. The house is so bad because the water tore it up so bad.” SO BAD THAT HOUSEHOLD ITEMS….. Alfred Crabtray/Houston Home Impacted By Flood “Our sofas happy and always had a pretty smile.” BUT PICTURES OF HIS WIFE ELEANOR AND FAMILY STILL HANG ON THE WALLS. Alfred Crabtray/Houston Home Impacted By Flood “She is sick and she is 85. She is my honey.” ALFRED SAYS HIS WIFE HAS DEMENTIAáááAND IT’S BEEN HARD FOR TRYING TO REBUILD THEIR HOME. Alfred Crabtray/Houston Home Impacted By Flood “I’m trying to take care of her through this too. It’s more than normal. I can hardly do it all.” FOR NOW HE’S THANKFUL FOR HIS FAMILY Alfred Crabtray/Houston Home Impacted By Flood “It’s really nice to have them to help out and know that they are there for you.” AND PRAYING HE AND HIS WIFE CAN JUST GO BACK HOME. Alfred Crabtray/Houston Home Impacted By Flood “I don’t know if we will ever stay in there again.” ((RECHELLE)) ALFRED GRANDKIDS HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD IN THE PAST WEEK TRYING TO CLEAN UP SOME OF THE MESS. ALFRED AND HIS WIFE HAVE BEEN STAYING WITH FAMILY SINCE THE FLOOD. THEY SAID FEMA ASSESED THE DAMAGES ON THEIR HOME áá BUT SINCE THEY’RE ON A FIXED INCOME áá IT’S HARD TO MAKE REPAIRS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP THEM VISIT THIS STORY ON OUR WEBSITE IT’S KARK DOT COM. ((ASHLEY)) THE FLOODWATERS MAY BE GONE BUT THEIR DAMAGE IS MORE EVIDENT THAN EVER IN COMMUNITIES ALONG THE ARKANSAS

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