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Family’s home damaged by flood waters

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A family's home was damaged by flood waters Tuesday night as strong storms moved through Jonesboro.

A  woman living in the 1300-block of Kitchen Street was devastated to see water nearly two feet high in her home.

She had to carry her young children one-by-one on her back out of the home.

“I had them piled on the top bunk of my daughter’s bed,” the woman said. “They were terrified.”

She said the inside of her home looked worse than if a tornado hit.

Many items in her home were destroyed including several pieces of furniture.

Couch cushions were found floating in the front yard.  

“My refrigerator fried out,” she said. "You can see where the dirt came up into my fridge. That’s the water line.”

Hair products, toys, and cans of paint floated from one part of the home to the other as water got thigh-high.

She said several things cannot be replaced including a picture collage of her daughters.

“See, it's things like these that are irreplaceable,” she said about the pictures. “My daughter had a whole bunch of pictures. She is getting to go to Jersey with her aunt and there was ticket stubs and stuff. She is so excited it is her first plane flight and now it's gone.”

Neighbors ran to her rescue, though.

One man offered up his home as a place for her and her family to stay Tuesday night.

She said she may have lost many materialistic things but said if her fiance did not think quickly to turn off the circuit breaker, someone could have lost their life.

“How do I explain this to my kids?” she asked. “I do not have the words. I’m dumfounded. There's going to be mold all over the place."

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