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Nervous Homeowners Await Flood Waters

June 19, 2014, 9:55 PM by Jared Ransom

Nervous Homeowners Await Flood Waters
NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD -

A feeling of nervousness and anxiety takes over as homeowners along McCook Lake prepare for what's to come. Water from the Big Sioux River is on its way.

"It was kind of a mess getting bags, people waiting in line. Took longer to get bags than to lay them down. I guess that's just the way it is," John Sandag said.

Sandag and many others have been working since 4:00 a.m. to protect their homes with sandbags. He plans on waiting out the flood from inside his newly-built wall of sand.

"They might make us leave. I'm not going to leave unless they make me, and they probably will and I'll leave then. I wasn't going to leave until I'd done something," Sandag said.

Others are choosing to evacuate before the water arrives, packing up everything they own into trucks and heading out of town.

For people like Chance King, filling up thousands of sandbags for everyone who needs them gives him an opportunity to give back to the place he calls home.

"I feel good. I'm just here helping everyone out. After I'm done with this, I've got other family members I've got to go stop by. My friend lives out at a farm over the bridge and that looks flooded already, so I have to go do that, too," King said.

That effort didn't go unnoticed. Very quickly, others joined in.

"Four or five guys and now we've got this and we've got more people coming later. It's getting more and more people," King said.

While there are still so many unknowns about the amount of water coming in and when it will come in, the one thing that is known is that the community is coming together at the right time.

"A little nervousness, you know, but upbeat helping each other. Nobody really knows what's going to happen, it might be a lot of work for nothing, but that's a good thing," Sandag said.

Some homeowners believe the water could arrive at their homes along McCook Lake as early as Friday morning with depths ranging anywhere from six inches to two feet or more. 

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