As residents begin to pick up the pieces after recent flooding, others across the state are still living in a water-logged nightmare.
Roads are still looking more like rivers in Tippecanoe and Carroll Counties. Canoes are actually a necessary way to get around in some areas. All the stress was too much for Joyce Nash.
“We had to back the truck up to the porch, and I had to climb in the bed of the truck,” said Nash. “My boyfriend drove us to dry land.”
Nash lives in the Goldsberry neighborhood in Tippecanoe County. The flood waters have gone down some, but there is still plenty of headache left.
“I started crying,” said Nash. “I walked in the garage and I just, yeah.”
In Delphi, pumps work to get a massive amount of water out of the city’s park.
Just blocks away,Water Street is living up to its name. Flood waters are still up to the front door and the owners have found higher ground.
On the out-skirts of town, along Tecumseh Bend, they have seen worse, but that does not make it any easier.
“It is a nuisance because the rains stop, the water is receding, but you can not get to your houses,” said Tecumseh Bend resident Robert Browning. “There are three really low spots that just collect too much water.”
Joyce Nash takes comfort knowing all this water will be gone – eventually. But waiting truly is the hardest part.
“Just a waiting game,” said Nash. “Just a waiting game.”
Nash said no matter what happens she will not move from her house. For other people, who had thousands of dollars in damage, the decision will not be so easy.