Sunday’s storm causes flooding, fire

MEMPHIS, Tenn – The water has receded inside the Wheel Estate mobile home park in Whitehaven, but left behind a giant mess.

More than 100 trailers were damaged by waist-high water from The Nonconnah Creek Sunday.

At least 150 people had to spend the night in a make-shift shelter at the Hickory Hill Community Center.

One man says he, his wife and htier two kids were inside their trailer when the water started rising fast.

Everything inside their mobile home is now covered with mud. He says they were able to salvage a few items, but they can’t live┬áthere.

“Not anymore. I’ll me to another house,” said the man.

It wasn’t a flood, but a fire that left another Whitehaven family homeless.

Puncho Anderson says a transformer blew in his backyard and he lost power.

Several hours later, his house was on fire.

No one was home, but Anderson say everything in his basement is gone.

“Photos of my kids, my mom and dad’s wedding pictures,” said Anderson.

He says he understands how all those flood victims are feeling right now.

“Been one of them days, one of them days,” said Anderson.

The fire happened on Haledale Road in Whitehaven.