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Pea Ridge Family Forced from Home by Flash Floods

Tile drenched and carpets left soggy.
Water covers Harvey Wakefield Road in Pea Ridge Thursday.
Water covers Harvey Wakefield Road in Pea Ridge Thursday.
"There was a good two inches of water all throughout the whole house." - Michael Connors, Pea Ridge.
PEA RIDGE, AR - Flash flooding early Thursday gave some families in Northwest Arkansas a rude and wet awakening.

"When I got out of bed, my feet stepped right into the water and then I realized we had trouble," says Michael Connors.

As the rain came down early Thursday morning, the water creeped up inch by inch, seeping into Connors' home.

"There was a good two inches of water all throughout the whole house."

At 4 a.m. the family did what they could.

"We quickly went around picking stuff up, lifting stuff off the ground and getting it up into a safe area."

Leaving the big decisions for the landlord.

"They're going to basically come in today and have to strip the carpets."

But the flooding is about so much more than water.

"It's a little upsetting because it's your stuff, it's your property that just got ruined. We're not wealthy people, so what we have is ours and to know that it got damaged and wet, it hurts a little bit."

With tile drenched and carpets soggy, Michael and his family are now considering themselves lucky the situation wasn't worse.

"It's going to be another day, we'll regroup, we'll cleanup and then start again tomorrow."

Click here to watch this report.

Story by Cassidy Hodges, KNWA-TV, Fayetteville
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