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Cleanup from flooding continues in Hill City

Published: May. 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM CDT
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Update Wednesday, May 30:

Cleanup continues in Graham County after heavy flood damage. Around Hill City's mobile home park, you'll find damaged or destroyed sheds, piles of furniture, trees down and pools of standing water.

Eyewitness News spoke with a man who is working to restore gas lines in the park. He says he was at a loss for words about the damage the area's sustained.

Many insurance policies do not cover flood damage, meaning it's up to the owner to pay for damages caused by the water.

Many people who spoke with Eyewitness News say they hope the city will get some government aid to help with repairs. The Hill City administrator says at this point, it's too early to know if that aid will come. For now, he's gathering information on damage.

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Tuesday, May 29

People in Graham County are cleaning up after floods caused damage to homes, vehicles and other property - and more rain is on the way.

As of Tuesday morning, C Road off of Highway 283 is closed. US 24 is closed to local traffic only East from Hill City. K18 is also closed from Bogue to Damar.

Graham County Sheriff Cole Presley is asking people to stay clear of flooded areas so people can clean up.

“We’ve seen flooding in the river before that has come out of its banks, but we have never seen anything this catastrophic," Sheriff Presley told us. "In the 20 years that I’ve been here, I’ve not ever seen this. Some of our local residents said it’s been 1957 that they’ve seen anything like this before.”

Eyewitness News reporter Melissa Murray visited one home just south of Hill City where the floors are covered in mud.

Flood conditions also damaged an RV park in Hill City.

Eyewitness News has a crew in that area, watch for updates as we get them on KWCH 12.