Fort Smith Homeowners Still Cleaning Up Weeks After Flooding

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FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Weeks after flooding swept through some Fort Smith neighborhoods, homeowners are still cleaning up.

Riverlyn Terrace was one of the hardest hit areas in the city. Chuck Fawcett lives in the area and had about four feet of water in his home.

"Nobody ever expects 20 inches of rain in the month of May,” Fawcett said.

Fawcett was still drying out his home Tuesday (June 9).

"As you can see in here, this is our laundry room, the noise in the back is the fans trying to dry everything out.” Fawcett said.

His next door neighbor Geri Nixon was still cleaning up as well.

“There have been some tears,” Nixon said after a foot water ended up in her home. “I think the estimate is about $75,000 [worth of damage]. All the exterior doors are going, all interior doors are going, cabinets. It`s basically almost a rebuild here on the bottom floor.”

Fawcett estimates the flooding left behind $150,000 dollars in damage at his home.

“The toughest thing was flooding twice in five days,” Fawcett said.

Luckily, both homeowners said they have insurance to help with rebuilding and are staying on the second floor of their homes.

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