Donelson family who survived 2010 flood has home flooded again

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Rebecca Moore’s family room is finally starting to dry out after two to three inches of floodwater gushed into her home Wednesday night.  

“Moved all the furniture to the other area of the house,” Moore said. “Brought the dog kennels up.”  

Heavy rain Wednesday night caused a nearby creek to overflow, flooding her home and others on Boulder Park Drive.  

“We didn’t know what to do,” she said. “We just kind of watched it come in.”  

It brought back a painful memory.  

“We just thought ‘not again, not again,'” she said. “Can’t do this again.”  

In 2010, several feet of water flooded the first floor of her home, costing her more than $45,000 in repairs after insurance.  

The damage was so bad Moore and her husband had to move out for two months.  

“It’s very difficult,” she said.  

But they were determined to come back and rebuild the home they’ve lived in for 25 years.  

“There’s nothing like the house that you had your children in, bought your babies home to and you come, and your walls are cut four foot down,” Moore said. 

This time she’s thankful the flooding wasn’t that bad, keeping an important lesson she learned from the first flood in mind.  

“We also learned that we will survive,” Moore said. “We will.” 

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