Families dealing with flooded homes outside New Deal
Last weekend, heavy rainfall left three homes outside New Deal flooded.
Days later, homeowner, Myrvlyn Lee was finally able to take a look at all the damage.
"It's really hard to imagine that this could happen," Lee said.
Last Saturday, Lee and her husband Bob were rescued by New Deal firefighters, as six inches of water sat in their home and surrounded their property.
More than a week later, Lee still cannot wrap her head around it. But this is not the first time she has dealt with disaster. When she first moved to this land 40 years ago, she was in a mobile home.
"It was destroyed by fire and I lost everything," Lee said. "Now it's destroyed by water."
Lee said she does not have flood insurance. The married couple is in their 80's, dealing with health issues, and on a fixed income.
"There's not disaster relief right now," Relative Denise Glassco said. "So any help that we can get would be very appreciated."
This disaster has turned into a family affair. Lee's son lives just down the road and his home is still under water. Relatives are constantly in and out, doing what they can to help.
"You can make the best of it, or it could cause issues and we just decided that it's going to pull us together, make us stronger," Glassco said.
A fundraiser event is being held Friday for all three families. It will be a concert, barn dance, and BBQ dinner at Proctor (Hamilton) Farms. IT starts at 6 p.m. Click here for more details.
If you would like to donate directly to the Lee family, there is a donation account set up at Prosperity Bank on 4th St. and a go fund me.