Bull Creek Village Receives Much Needed Flood Assistance

BULL CREEK, Mo -- Flooding victims in Bull Creek Village are continuing to deal with the damage left by powerful waters earlier this month. 

Story after story can be found of homeowners who have been hit my rising flood waters. 

When asked, "Why not move?," they tell us that either you don't expect it to ever happen again, or that with their finances, a move simply isn't feasible. 

"This is just as bad as combat," explained James Fullmer. "Seeing the destruction overseas and seeing it here at home is just as bad."

James Fullmer abandoned ship in the middle of the night after 3 feet of water stood in his living room.

"This is the first home I bought in Branson," said Susan Dearing. "Hopefully it's not my last, but this one has been totalled."

Susan Dearing's entry way, resembles an act from the Ringling Brothers.

"If you are a good balancer and want to be in the circus, this is a perfect place for you to start out," said Dearing.

It's missing a floor. 

They're just 2 of more than 50 homes left in the wake of spring flood waters at Bull Creek Village, a town with a median income under $20,000.

"The home is powerwashed and pretty, but it's totalled," said resident Randy Oaks.

Displaced residents, have since been living in tents with no where else to go, and no money. They're awaiting aid from the federal government.

"My house wasn't affected, but it's like every home that was destroyed was mine. I feel so sorry for these people," said Sherrie Anderson.

Sherrie Anderson is the Bull Creek Village Clerk, and was one of many today lending a hand.

"We are just trying to get this place cleaned up and to see what they can salvage," said Anderson.

Home Depot sent more than 40 volunteers, and donated over $1,200 in materials. Convoy of Hope, the Salvation Army, and a crew from neighboring town Miriam Woods were all in attendance.

"It's the 1st anything I've been through," said Bethany Avery.

Bethany Avery was one of those. She spent a day of her summer vacation helping out.

"It was worse than we all thought. It was horrible to watch them go through that," said Avery.

"God is making it very green here, but we will be digging out all kinds of small trash for a long long time," said Anderson.
 


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