Family recovering from second flood in a year

Family recovering from second flood in a year

INDIAHOMA, OK (KSWO)- For the second time in almost a year a family in Indiahoma is left picking up the pieces after flood waters ravaged their home.

The Bakers have lived along Old U.S. Highway 62 South of the Indiahoma city limits for the last 7 years. When the floods hit last May their home was filled with 3 feet of water and this time it was filled with a foot of water.

"It was a little overwhelming you know. It's scary the kids were upset. I was upset you know we were just all worried about what was going to happen," said Baker.

Homeowner, Richard Baker says he noticed something was wrong when he woke up around midnight and found water on the floor. Although the cars were already covered in water and they had to call a friend for help.

"The water was flowing so fast we didn't really have a way to get out so we had to stay at the house for about an hour before we got actually out and to his vehicle," said Baker.

Baker says now they are left with the cleanup sucking the water off the floor with shop vacs and throwing away ruined possessions so the real work can begin.

"We are trying to get everything moved in the house so that we can get it dry and start getting the sheet rock out so we can get that dry before mold sets in. We don't want to have any health issues," said Baker.

Pastor's wife Millie Banks says so far her husband and members of the church have been out helping the Baker family and another family in the area.

"It is very difficult to see it when you see people in need and hurting, but it does make you feel good to know that you can help them in just a small way," said Banks.

Baker says even though water still sits around their house he is hopeful that they can make it feel like home again once the water finally recedes.

"It's a beautiful spot minus the water. It's a great place to be," said Baker.

The First Baptist Church of Indiahoma is serving as a shelter for those people whose homes were flooded overnight.

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