Cleanup From Weekend Flooding Continues

Andrew Greenstein
September 25, 2018 - 2:24 pm
Clean up from flooding

Andrew Greenstein

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EVERMAN (1080 KRLD) - The cleanup process from this weekend’s flooding continues in the hardest-hit areas of North Texas.

“This looked like Benbrook Lake, all down through here, says Ed Sonnenburg, who has lived in his house near Race Street and Everman Park for more than 60 years.

Sonnenburg’s house escaped with relatively little damage.

“I had two inches of water in my den,” Sonnenburg says. “We’re going to have to replace the laminate flooring in there. Of course, all of the rugs and everything got wet.”

His neighbor, Rick, wasn’t as lucky — he lost everything.

“Furniture, TV, appliances, couches, beds, dressers, entire garage — I had about 30 inches of water,” says Rick, who did not want to give out his last name.

Rick has flood insurance; but unfortunately, it won’t nearly cover all of his losses, which he estimates as high as $80,000.

Not to mention the fact that his house is uninhabitable.

“I’ve got to find a place to live. I can’t live here. My A/C’s out.”

Kara Torgler was visiting a friend on Pittman Ave. over the weekend.

“Three feet high inside the house,” says Torgler of the flooding in her friend’s house. “They lost everything on the first floor.”

The floodwaters were so high that they completely submerged Torgler’s car.

“My car is a total loss,” Torgler says. “The water was above my car.”