Flood cleanup underway in Duck Creek

Flood cleanup is the focus near Duck Creek in Garland.

Garland resident Kelley Pettit works 9 to 5 as a supervisor with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Monday, she worked overtime supervising a different kind of labor: cleanup crews inside her flooded home.

About 2-and-a-half feet of creek water poured in while she slept early Friday morning.

Her antique furniture, doors, walls, new water heater and air conditioner were all ruined.

"The whole house has to be rebuilt," said Pettit.

Fermin Garcia has been in the flood fixing business for several years.

He says that these are always dangerous situations; not just during the flood, but dealing with electricity and water –- two things that don't go together.

"It can be anything from snake to you name it," he said. "We never know what's gonna be behind the door and behind the wall, so we do everything very careful."

Fermin says it'll take up to two months to make Pettit's house livable again.


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