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Lee Co. family returns home to clean flood damage

Tammy Lightfoot Tammy Lightfoot
Calvin Lightfoot Calvin Lightfoot

Flood waters in the Kinchafoonee Creek are starting to go down once again. After the the water rose Friday night, one family is more than ready for the flood forecast roller coaster to be over.

Tammy Lightfoot was evacuated from her home on Creekside Drive near the Kinchafoonee Creek Christmas day. Due to the damage she will not be able to move back in for a while. 

"It will we'll get there," said Tammy. "It will take time but can't change what's happened, so all you can do is look straight ahead."  

Saturday her family was removing the carpet from their home. Thankfully they got most of their valuables out in time. 

"It went in up to the base boards just enough to tear it out," said Calvin Lightfoot. Some of the Lightfoot's friends did not know their home was affected until they saw it on the news.

"They didn't know it was actually flooding and stuff until they seen the house and they started calling in to see what was going on and what they could do," said Calvin.

The Lightfoots appreciate all the support they are receiving. They know it will be some time before they can move in, but they are ready to be back home. 

"It be nice it will probably be about three or four months but it will be worth it," said Tammy. 

The Red Cross will be handing out cleanup kits to flood victims on Monday. You may also pick up kits from the Century Fire Station in Lee County.

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