FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Residents of the West End Apartments off of Wedington Drive in Fayetteville were awoken Thursday morning to their homes flooding with water displacing many of their personal items.
The Fayetteville Fire Department responded to the flood with life jackets and water rescue boats, getting as many people out of their homes and taking them to a nearby gas station.
Everyone is safe, but not all their belongings are. They grabbed what they could while wading through waist-high waters and stayed at the gas station until friends and family could pick them up or the water level receded.
Now with water-soaked furniture and floors, folks are trying to figure out what the next step is.
Between shop-vac’s, squeegees, and wringing out clothes, the residents are trying all they can to put their lives back together. Most of the residents do not have renters insurance and hope the apartment complex will be able to help them out.
KNWA/Fox 24 reporter Kayla Davis was out in the field reporting live and visited with these people to learn what they plan to do as they have already begun the cleanup process.
Watch to see what she captured live.