Residents picking up the pieces after Saturday's flash flooding - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Residents picking up the pieces after Saturday's flash flooding

Folks came together on Sunday to help each other out by mopping up muddy water left behind. Folks came together on Sunday to help each other out by mopping up muddy water left behind.
Inches of water filled living rooms, kitchens, and ruined electronics, freezers, clothes, food and furniture. Inches of water filled living rooms, kitchens, and ruined electronics, freezers, clothes, food and furniture.
Residents say they've lost hundreds of dollars worth of items. Residents say they've lost hundreds of dollars worth of items.
On Hawthorne Street in Cape Girardeau, residents had up to five inches of water in their homes. On Hawthorne Street in Cape Girardeau, residents had up to five inches of water in their homes.
Many items were ruined and had to be thrown away. Many items were ruined and had to be thrown away.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Saturday's flooding has taken its toll on those left to clean up afterwards.

On Hawthorne Street in Cape Girardeau, residents had up to five inches of water in their homes. And, on Sunday, families began to salvage what they could.

Many items were ruined and had to be thrown away. The rising waters Saturday ruined couches, toys, Christmas gifts, carpeting, electronics, clothes and other household items.

Residents say they've lost hundreds of dollars worth of items, and don't know if they are able to resupply everything needed before Christmas.

They are wondering how the water got that high in the middle of the city, and hope something can be done about it.

Meanwhile, in Mound City, Illinois, rain caused a number homes to flood on Pearl Street.

Inches of water filled living rooms, kitchens, and ruined electronics, freezers, clothes, food and furniture.

The walls inside these homes have a line of dirt of where the water had risen.

This is not the first time these homes have flooded this year. In June 2013, a storm dumped rain on the area that caused homes to flood, as well.

However, Saturday's storm seemed more devastating.

Folks came together on Sunday to help each other out by mopping up muddy water left behind, and throwing away items that were ruined.

Residents hope something can be done to prevent such flooding from happening again.

Some feel with water in their homes again, it is an unfit way to live.

They fear that anytime several inches of rain falls, it could result in another devastating flood.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances on the increase through this week; Temperatures back in check

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances on the increase through this week; Temperatures back in check

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:52:33 GMT
    Showers return Sunday afternoonShowers return Sunday afternoon

    Overnight, we will have mostly clear skies. Temperatures will slowly fall to the upper 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, close to 90 degrees throughout the night. Sunday, will have a few storms return with only a 30% chance of rain. These showers will be isolated in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower to mid 90s, so it will still be hot. Heat indices will be around 102-107. Any rain we get, will help us cool down. 

    More >>

    Overnight, we will have mostly clear skies. Temperatures will slowly fall to the upper 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, close to 90 degrees throughout the night. Sunday, will have a few storms return with only a 30% chance of rain. These showers will be isolated in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower to mid 90s, so it will still be hot. Heat indices will be around 102-107. Any rain we get, will help us cool down. 

    More >>
  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Southwest Louisiana timeline

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Southwest Louisiana timeline

    Saturday, August 19 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-08-19 23:24:00 GMT
    (Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)(Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)

    Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 1:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...

    More >>

    Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 1:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...

    More >>
  • Move-in day for McNeese students

    Move-in day for McNeese students

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:23 AM EDT2017-08-19 13:23:31 GMT
    (Source: website)(Source: website)

    It didn't look like it Friday afternoon, but over the last two days hundreds of students were moving into housing at McNeese State University.    Sophomore Jacoby Sam was one of the few on campus still unpacking a few things. “I brought my clothes, my laptop computer, bed and I still gotta get some stuff," said Sam.  But even though this isn’t Sam’s first rodeo with college, he’s still pretty nervous about living with complete strang...

    More >>

    It didn't look like it Friday afternoon, but over the last two days hundreds of students were moving into housing at McNeese State University.    Sophomore Jacoby Sam was one of the few on campus still unpacking a few things. “I brought my clothes, my laptop computer, bed and I still gotta get some stuff," said Sam.  But even though this isn’t Sam’s first rodeo with college, he’s still pretty nervous about living with complete strang...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly