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Residents still face long cleanup nearly a month after flooding

While some people across the Bluegrass are observing the unofficial start to summer with barbeques and picnics others, like the Gaunces, are still reminded of a more turbulent time.

A month after flooding rains came down in Mercer County the cleanup continues.

"It's a slow grinding process and process is the key word," says Clay Gaunce.

From Monday, May 2 through Wednesday, May 4, the basement of their home was underwater.

"We rented a dumpster filled it up 7 or 8 times took that to landfill," says Gaunce.

In that dumpster were years of memories and belongings.

Now that the water has receded, it's clear how much damage the water has done.

The Gaunce's aren't just dealing with surface damage. Their home had to be gutted to the studs and two by fours.

"a couple of weeks is truly just a blick of an eye and trying to get.... where do you begin, where do you start."

Right now, the family is living out of a pop-up trailer and fixing up their home with no plans to stop until they are finished.


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