Flooding problems linger for Derby homeowners

DERBY, Kan. Since Memorial Day Weekend, it's been a struggle for several Derby homeowners who continue to deal with flooding problems.

Ruth Baker and her family have to check for floodwater as their basement as it has been flooding for more than a month. Baker has four running sump pumps pumping out thousands of gallons per hour. She says she replaced the sump pumps and equipment weeks ago because of all the recent flooding. It's cost her about $4,000.

"We really would like to get back to normal," Baker says. "I'd like to sit down here and watch a summer movie with my kids on a Sunday evening.

Rachel Rogers, a mother of eight, says the flooding in her basement has created problems for her children as they're having a hard time finding space to sleep in the living room.

"They're fighting over blankets now where they all had their beds, their own space (in the basement). And now they're becoming territorial over a pillow," she says.

Rogers' children have been sleeping in the family's living room for about a month. She's concerned a solution to make the basement safe and dry won't be ready before school starts.

"That's the hardest part is that school is coming up. We want to make sure that they get a good night's sleep for school," Rogers says. "And I don't know how easy that's going to be when everybody is sleeping two inches from each other."