Downtown Arcadia Flooding

City leaders in Arcadia are continuing to assess the damage after flooding forces people from their homes and blocks off roads through the city's downtown area. At this point, city roads remain closed in downtown Arcadia as water continues to cover main street and several side streets in the city.

Fox 25/48's Amanda Tyler has the latest on the situation.

Many of the streets in downtown Arcadia looking like this tonight, about six inches of water lining this street tonight, meanwhile things strewn about like this bicycle left behind from these flood waters that came in very quickly. Across the street from me you can see the sand bags lining buildings as these businesses take preventative measures to prevent even more flooding from happening

It's a sight that's become all too familiar to those living in Arcadia  The National Weather Service says the city saw just under seven and a half inches of rain last night, overwhelming Turton Creek.

Steve Horton and his family were one of the 30 homes that had to be evacuated. This afternoon he was back to see what the flooding left behind.

"It’s a total night and day difference, I don't wish it upon anybody."

Just a few blocks down, Ashley Furniture's complex of factories were also under water forcing the company to suspend its operations today.

Arcadia is no stranger to water in its downtown. The city saw extensive damage in 2010 caused by flooding in a different small creek.

"In 2010, we had about 11 million dollars’ worth of damage including lost work time so I am guessing it's as. As that. Our plant one is flooded our leadership center is flooded and our plant three is flooded so it's pretty serious for us."

Tonight, it's still unclear what damage this all has caused and if it was up to the levels caused back in 2010. That will take quite some time for the city to assess what damage has been caused and how much cleanup there is to do.

In Arcadia, Amanda Tyler Fox 25/48 News at Nine.

 

 


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