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Floods Drench Local Family

Flash flooding just north of Colorado Springs put one family's home under about three inches of water...for the second time in three days.
They’re starting to think, when it comes to flooding, if it weren't were for bad luck they'd have no luck at all.

As if one flooded basement wasn't bad enough, for Tiffany Kersten, it is a problem that is far too familiar.

"You just start to think,” said Kersten, “What have I done to be followed around by a flood so much?”

Water damage was supposed to be a part of her past. Part of the place she left when a storm called Katrina moved in.

"We came from the hurricane in Biloxi, Mississippi," explained Kiersten.

Now this Mississippi native and mother of two is under water again, less than a year after losing almost everything to a hurricane and moving to Colorado to pick up the pieces.

"There's mountains. You think drought. Who would've thought this could happen?"

But it did.

Flood waters rolled down a hill behind the house, breaking a window into the basement. It knocked drawers out of dressers, water logged the bathroom and soaked her kids toys.

Tiffany fears they all will have to be replaced.

"I'm just upset because they've already been through so much trauma that they have to go through it again," she said.

For the next few days industrial fans will work around the clock to dry things out. Tiffany says when the shock wears off she'll try to stay positive, and hope this flood will really be her last.


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