Kokomo-Area Residents Clean Up From Flooding Created by kblakeslee on 4/22/2013 1:14:40 PM
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) _ Residents along central Indiana's Wildcat Creek are cleaning up from last week's flooding now that floodwaters have receded and moved downstream to threaten other parts of the state.
Steve Reeves' Kokomo home was one of hundreds across Howard County that flooded Friday when Wildcat Creek reached record high levels and spilled over its banks following torrential rains.
He tells the Kokomo Tribune that his home's floors, carpet, furniture and cabinets were all ruined by the floodwaters. His home's carpeting remains water-logged and the floorboards beneath it are buckling.
Fellow Kokomo resident Jack Taylor says his house is a total loss. He says some of his home's antique furniture was damaged by Wildcat Creek's floodwaters and he isn't sure whether he'll be able to salvage those pieces.