La Vergne flood victim recalls scary morning

Posted at 3:51 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 18:48:29-04

LAVERGNE, Tenn. (WTVF) — LaVergne businesses and homes were damaged by flash flooding, Sunday morning.

Folks tried to put down sandbags at the Little Caesars to keep water out of the restaurant. Nearby storage containers were floating in a parking lot in the rain, and down the street two men were rescued by Good Samaritans on Bridgestone Parkway.

On Apple Street, Delilah Shantel Hicks was nervous as the creek overflowed. "All of this was completely submerged in water, everything the trampoline was to the very top, and our storage house is flooded, and I know our zero turn is probably damaged.”

It was a close call, but they didn’t have to evacuate their home. “It was up to the second step, it was just scary.”

To help protect their house after flooding in 2018, Hicks said they built a barrier wall, but the water was too powerful. “I wish they would try to help us and fix the creek or make the drainage better or something.”

At the end of the day, Hicks said she’s relieved they’re all okay. “It’s just been a mess.”