Sunset Valley residents survey flood damage


by JIM BERGAMO / KVUE News and photojournalist SCOTT GUEST

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Posted on October 14, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 14 at 6:25 PM

SUNSET VALLEY, Texas -- Monday many of the flood victims in Sunset Valley got their first chance to see the weekend's storm damage in the daylight.

About 30 fans helped circulate the air in Adlai McMahon's Sunset Valley home. The problem wasn't that the A/C was out, it was that the weekend flood waters got in.

"My wife got up out of bed, took a couple of steps, and thought she had spilled her water off the night stand," said McMahon. "She took a few more steps and realized there was something more significant. We had water running through our house."

It was the same scene at Blake Sheffield's home just two doors down. Bags filled with sopping wet carpet and stacks of ripped-out flooring now decorate the front lawn.

"My wife and I woke up at five in the morning yesterday to go to work," said Sheffield. "It was like right on cue. As soon as we walked into the kitchen, we saw water coming in the back door over there. Of course the first thing you do is grab towels, but then it's useless. Then water starts coming in the other door, and water starts coming in the front door."

At least they were home when it happened.

"I wasn't even here," said Sean Faubion. He got calls from friends and neighbors telling him he needed to check on the damage to his home. "I got here and the damage was done," he said. "Everything in the house was shifted. Everything in the garage was moved around."

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