Hinton Man’s Home Destroyed in Tuesday Severe Flood

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Kenny Davis, Hinton native, is living every tenant’s darkest nightmare. 

The house he rents on Route 20 got the very worst of the severe flood storm Tuesday night. Water and debris gushed into his living room, while there was a two-year-old child upstairs. 

“I was laying on the couch in the living room, and I heard the water and looked out front,” Davis says. “And probably within three to four minutes it was in the house, about knee deep.” 

As Davis’ living room flooded with water, he feared for his life. But police officers were able to rescue him and his family out of this window. 

Now Davis has no idea where to even start in cleaning up the property. Inside the home, thick mud and water completely cover the floors. Apart from clothes, the storm spared none of Davis’ belongings. 

Even his two cars. 

“Losing everything, you know it’s not too bad losing a little bit,” Davis says. “Having to start from scratch, you know that’s kind of tough. Got to find another place and uh, get a car.”

Crystal Woodrum, Davis’ sister, was at his house on Wednesday helping him clean up the mess. She’s heartbroken to see this happen to her brother, but is glad everyone made it out safely. 

“I almost broke into tears when I looked at the baby’s crib,” Woodrum says. “And it was just mud all over the baby’s crib. And I thank God the baby wasn’t in it, she was upstairs taking a nap and they were able to get to higher ground and that the foundation didn’t give out on the house.”

Davis says he doesn’t have insurance on anything that was destroyed besides one of the two cars he lost. But like his sister, he is thankful everyone is okay. 

Davis, his partner and the child are currently staying with friends. 

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