Faulkner County family starting cleanup process after flood

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FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark.-Flooding is finally over for most parts of Central Arkansas.

The cleanup process is just now getting started.

A local church is stepping in and helping out.

Sandbags and a boat are still around Brend Brown-Elliott’s home on Easter Wood Point Road in Faulkner County.

“We had a little island for a good little while,” Brenda said.

Her home was damaged by flood water.

“It’s just been a lot. Its stressful nerve racking you have to just walk off and cry,” Brenda said.

Piles of wood and debris scatter her front yard.

“That’s my entire kitchen and living room floor underneath the flooring,” Brenda said.

A dumpster sits in her driveway with items that used to be inside her home.

“To throw everything away is just straight up hard,” Brenda said.

Inside the home the damage is even worse.

“It was pick a spot and let’s just get it causes that’s all we can do,” Brenda said.

Volunteers from New Life Church have already started helping Brenda clean up.

“We’ve taken sheet rock, we have moved furniture and a refrigerator,” Dr. Dr. Quentin Washispack said.

“There help has been more than amazing,” Brenda said.

The family says they’re waiting for FEMA to help out.

“We have been on the phone and say for hours and hours to get some sort of direction,” Brenda said.

For now, she just taking things one step at a time.

“We are okay. We are standing, we are health, and we will be okay,” Brenda said.

New Life Church says they’ve helped about 40 homes.

Brenda says she is waiting for her insurance agent to asses the damages at her home.

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