Rush Creek flooding puts homeowners underwater once again

Posted at 3:56 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 00:03:50-04

PARKVILLE, Mo. — Parkville, Missouri got three to four inches of rain Monday afternoon, flooding Rush Creek and the homes alongside it. 

Teressa Smith describes watching her home flood as, "Heartbreaking because I have to clean it up every time."

41 Action News first met Teressa and her husband Aaron back in July 2008, after another heavy rain.

"Within 30, 35 minutes, my entire basement, my living room, my garage, my driveway, neighbor's garage was just completely underwater," Aaron said then.

Teressa added, "I raised my kids in this home but it's going to come to a time where enough is enough."

Although the family is tired of flooding every time there's a heavy rain, they're grateful for their neighbors who rush in to help. "I'm blessed to have these people in my life. All of them that's been here. I'm blessed," Teressa said.

Flash flood warnings are in effect for several counties in the metro. Check the list here.