Serious flooding across the CSRA led to major damage for
homeowners, such as Edward Udell Wednesday afternoon.
Udell says it only took a few minutes for his home to
turn into a soggy mess.
"I came inside and told
my wife to start getting stuff up because we don't have much time, maybe five
minutes and then we got flooded," Udell, said.
He says after a pipe
underneath Biltmore Drive broke, his house started flooding. He says they rushed
to save what they could by throwing everything onto couches and tables.
He says about six inches of
water quickly filled his house and at 64 years old he had to escape through the
"It was rough getting
out that window but I got out," he said.
The storm caused a sinkhole
outside Udell's house to grow from the size of a tire to the size of a car, and
down the street lightning hit a home.
No one was injured by the
storm but Udell says it will take him a long time to recover from it.
"I'm depressed really. I'm at my wits end and I've
done all I can think of. My wife says we're going to move," Udell, said.
He says the flooding caused over $40,000 of damage to his home.
Biltmore Drive remains open to drivers but the county is
keeping an eye on it. If the sinkhole or a crack in the road grows, they will
close the street.