BROCTON (WKBW) "The emotions are just raw, it's just total devastation."
That is how Jack Sipp describes Friday, as the creek in the backyard of his Brocton home rose, quickly covering his backyard, sweeping away his daughter's swingset, and flooding his basement.
"I've never seen it like this. It was really bad," Sipp said.
"We had nearly three feet when I looked. And then everything started floating, and everything is destroyed," Jack's wife Yvonne added.
Now the long cleanup process begins, but the Sipps understand that recovering from a flood like this won't be easy, financially or emotionally.
"At one point I wished it would just take the house. I'm exhausted, I'm overwhelmed, I don't see an end to it. It's just nonstop," Yvonne said.
And just a little later, just upstream, floodwaters did more damage to a trailer park, taking out a parking lot, including one resident's car.
"All this that's missing used to go farther out and that's where, we had two parking sports, this one and another one. And my car was in the other parking spot and the water was rushing so bad I couldn't get to it," Tammy Wilson said.
The rising waters took out nearly ten feet of land, including Wilson's Chevy Impala.
"I'm from Brocton, I've lived here my entire life and I've never seen anything like it ever," she added.
Her family was evacuated as the floodwaters continued to rise, stopping just inches from the front door of her home.
No one was hurt at either the Sipps or the Wilsons homes. Damage is estimated at over twenty thousand dollars between the two residences.