User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


60° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

 

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Brookings Mobile Home Park Deals With Flooding

June 28, 2010, 6:04 PM by Courtney Zieller

Brookings Mobile Home Park Deals With Flooding
BROOKINGS, SD - Water was already surrounding Amber Towers' home before Saturday's rain made it even worse.

"I've been dealing with this for several weeks and no one has come to fix anything. There's a drain right in front of my house, you can't see it now but it's not working," Towers said.

Leaving knee-deep water between dry land and her front door.

"I won't have to take my shoes off to get into my house every time. Take my clothes off, my socks off because that's what i have to do to get in and out of my house," Towers said.

While the water isn't inside her home, it's up to the base of it and is still doing damage.

"Every single piece of wood in my home is bending and turning because of the moisture and underneath on my skirting, I have insulation and it's molding over so it's going to mold up and I'll have to rip it all out just so it won't mold up on the inside of the trailer," Towers said.

The water isn't just sitting in the front of the home, it's also in the backyard too. And it's causing many problems.

"I have maggots growing in my shed at least 100, maybe a million in my shed. My entire art supplies, my art work is all ruined. Everything is ruined," Towers said.

But what she's worried about most is her family, especially her one-and-a-half year old son. 

"If he falls and trips into the water he wouldn't know how to get back up on his own so he will die if this water continues to stand here," Towers said.

With her husband in Afghanistan and three kids to take care of, this isn't what she needs right now.

"I don't even want to live here anymore with the way it is," Towers said.

Towers called the landlord and the owner of the mobile home court. She says neither have done anything to help her.

We called the owner of Western Estates. He says they're working with a construction company to find a way to move the water out of that area.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
A misspelling was corrected in this story.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Woman Killed In Sioux Falls Home

4/16/2014 6:01 PM

Sioux Falls police are investigating a murder in the southwest part of the city.

Full Story
SF Murder Victim Stabbed, Suspect Got Pills

4/17/2014 10:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police have released the names of the suspect and victim in the city's second homicide of 2014.

Full Story
Missing Girls Case Update On Tuesday

4/15/2014 7:15 AM

Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Full Story
Remains Found In Car Are Missing Girls

4/15/2014 1:39 PM

After more than 40 years, the families of two missing teenage girls now know what happened to them.

Full Story
Evidence From Car Led Authorities To Cold Case Conclusion

4/16/2014 11:35 AM

A more than 40-year-old cold case has been closed after South Dakota authorities announced on Tuesday the remains found in an old Studebaker submerged...

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED