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8 mile creek flooding received three feet of water

Some homes in Northwest Pensacola received three feet of water Tuesday night.

Sandy Curtis lives on Eight Mile Road in a home with her father. When the water came inside her home she began to loose hope.

She said, "Oh the struggle, we were putting things up as high as we could and neither one of us are in the best of health."

The house took on a foot of water. Curtis and her father were trying to save all their belongings.
"Half way through the storm I told my Dad I am too tired and I can't do it anymore. I got up on my bed and I laid there and said well if the water is going to come get me I am going to die in my bed."

Her husband died of cancer last month. She didn't want to get rid of his belongings so soon.
"All of my clothes and the clothes I kept from my husband were in here. All of our mementos from our wedding and pictures of my children and his children and they were all in totes down here but the totes got flooded enough that everything was ruined in here."

Curtis had to throw it in the trash but she was able to save some items.
"The bed that is sitting right there was delivered and bought the day before my husband died. It got damp and we are trying to salvage it. I don't know what is going to happen. If it is going to be saved or not."

Curtis has some flood insurance but not enough to cover everything. She's hoping for help from FEMA.

"It means the world to me. This house, the things in this house. They are my family. They are my treasures. They are all I have left of my husband and the storm came through and just ravaged all of that."

Her walls are dry and her house is now bare. Curtis says she needs a reliable contractor to finish what the water left behind.