Couples yard turned into pond after flooding

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

Flooding was not the only worry for many folks, as the rain softened the ground, there were reports of several mud slides.

“It's got bad, but not this bad before,” said Cindy McClain.

The McClains said they fear the worst every time it rains.

“My biggest fear is that the kids will be out here playing basketball and this will drop off on them and cover them up,” said Wendell McClain, referring to the area where a mudslide ripped through around thirty feet of kudzu.

After rain caused a mudslide on Wolfpen Branch Road, their yard was turned into a bowl at the top of the mountain, catching all of the runoff from a nearby coal company.

“I know mother nature takes it course but if they would take care of the roads and the ditch lines in decent shape than every time it rains it wouldn't wash out people like us,” said Wendell McClain.

They said they have called to get something done, because they think it is a safety concern.

“I don't feel safe when it comes down like this,” said Cindy McClain.
“When it comes down like this we are just stuck right here when it floods out, it's been up to the house and everything when it flooded down here.”

They said they had some unusual visitors on the property.

“We normally have ducks in the pond but not in the back yard,” said Wendell McClain.

They said they were glad to be safe, but they do not want things to get worse.

“I wish they would come and fix this road, clean the ditches out so this wouldn't happen again,” said McClain.

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