Flood Damaged Homes are put on the Market


In Rainelle many homes were destroyed by the floods in late June, leaving families to pack up and move.

While some people are looking at these homes as opportunities.

Franky Martin has owned an auto business in a Rainelle neighborhood for 33 years and has been through 3 floods before.

He says, he’s never seen a response like this.

“A lot of people have said they have had enough and they are leaving,” says Martin.

Martin experienced the devastating destruction to his business and says he can’t blame people who are moving away.

People are putting what’s left of their homes on Craigslist for people to buy and others are seeing this as a great opportunity.

“We just bought this house here and we’re going to put it together after the flood and get our family going,” says James Horner.

Horner has been looking for property to build a home from the bottom up.

This will be a lot of work and a challenging process, but he’s up for it.
“I have a good construction background and everything. I have electrical and plumbing and all of that in my background, it’s not problem,” says Horner.

Despite empty driveways and abandoned homes, Horner is excited to call Rainelle his new home.

Horner says he hopes to have his house renovated by August before his little ones head back to school.

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