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Hinton residents deal with damage after flooding

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HINTON (WVVA) -

Trains were reduced to a crawl, cars completely stalled out, tons of personal items flowing down streams that used to be roads and homes completely damaged.

“It's never been no where near this bad,” says Mark Cyrus whose family has lived in the area for seven years.

“My dad was here, he said they got about four inches of water and rain in about forty minutes.”

Families are the only ones affected Cyrus says even WVDOT is having a hard time getting in.

“State Road has been here trying to figure out how they're going to get equipment up here,” said Cyrus

Some families lost everything. The flooding in Kenny Davis' home was knee deep.

Davis has been in the area just over a year and recently bought a new car.

All of that is gone.

"I looked out the window and seen it was already up in the road a little bit. It was probably less that three or four minutes and it was busting down the door,” said Davis.

Davis grabbed his wife and two-year-old daughter who was napping and they moved to the second floor of their home and waited out the flood.

He says they were able to save very little but are grateful to have their lives.

We're just thankful the house didn't fall and thankful we got out.”

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