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Jasper Co. flood victims recover what’s left of their homes

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

The recovery effort is still going on in Southeast Texas after last week's historic flooding. For many of the flood victims Friday was the first time they’ve stepped foot into what’s left of their homes.

“I broke down and cried, this is what we spent years building and now it’s gone,” Candi McKee, lost her house in the flooding said.

Due to the heavy flooding last weeks stormed poured into Jasper County residents like McKee couldn’t get into their homes.

McKee was pushed out for ten days, but said the hardest part was bringing her kids back to the place they used to call home.

“The worst part was today when we brought our kids back to see it, and them realizing what they’ve lost,” McKee said.

Today many affected met at Trout Creek Baptist Church in Kirbyville to receive assistance. The Red Cross came out to help.

“I’ve seen people that have been devastated, but when they’ve been able to connect with other people, they see they’re not in this thing along, we’re with them,” Senior Pastor Randy Fults, at Trout Creek Baptist Church said.

“God is good,” Denise Floyd, a resident who received assistance said. “We’re living in the last times and it’s been a lot of love.”

Victims got to take home pounds of food in a wagon and select from a wide range of clothing options, which were all donated from local shelters and residents.

“Our motto is the community ministering to the community, and that’s what they’ve done,” Fults said. “They’ve poured their hearts into this to meet the needs of our people.”

“We’re so grateful for everything that everybody has done for us, and a lot of the things we’re most grateful for is the praying,” McKee said.

Saturday at the Trout Creek Baptist Church in Kirbyville the public is welcome to pick up free clothes and a warm free meal.

Fults said they'll also be giving away more bags of food to families. The event starts at 9 a.m. 

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