Black Mountain residents continue cleanup after flooding

Black Mountain cleanup. (FOX Carolina/ May 31, 2019).

On Tuesday, families found themselves in floating in floodwater as they made their way out of a mobile home park off Flat Creek Road in Black Mountain.

Hazel McMahan is now back home and took a look at the damage. "Just seeing the trailer like this you know," McMahan said.

There is debris and unfamiliar items swept underneath the mobile home.

"We had to wade to get out," McMahan said.

She and her husband have spent a couple of days in a hotel after rescue crews evacuated them from their home.

"He called the insurance company and they told us to cut the insulation," she said. Now, the Town of Black Mountain is under a boil water advisory as a precaution because of floodwater.

"I mean we had floods you know- but not like this," McMahan said.

About a mile away, the cleanup is just beginning at Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting for Quakers.

"What it did it came up on the third step on our deck around back," James Hyde said.

He's a member and wanted to get to work.

"The current came down and this was all wet and ready to go somewhere and it took off," Hyde said.

He says more trees will be removed and the parking lot needs to be fixed.

"The Earth is cracked and it just gave in. It was saturated with water," Hyde said.

Now, they're just hoping the sun will appear and the water will recede.

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