By: Kate Pabich
Residents in Barstow are still out of their homes as flood water continues to cover their streets.
After two levees broke this weekend, water still covers the streets and folks like Kathy Pearson, have to take boats and tractors just to get to their homes.
"You just sit down and cry for a while and then you put on your boots and start cleaning."
Julie Close's mom has lived in her home since 1976 and says it's the first time water has hit her home.
"It's never gotten in her house before this is the worst year it's ever been, the waters going places it's never gone before."
She says there wasn't even time to prepare.
"We knew it was going to cover the road we didn't really ever expect it to get into the house, like I said 37 years."
As for Chad Rogers, he's a new home owner. He says when the rain started falling a pit started growing in his stomach.
"I bought it in June I didn't expect the water to get that close to it. I was looking with binoculars from Barstow Road yesterday so yeah I was nervous."
Kathy Pearson says the traumatic events of the week have been horrible for the whole town.
"It's heart breaking when you see the older people that have been here for years and you see them getting carried out on rescue boats and it's just heart breaking because this was so unexpected."
She says neighbors are to thank for a lot of her valuables being saved.
"We put the antiques on tables, the neighbors have been tremendous with all the help out here so I have to commend them."
And there's just one thing she's asking for, now that the damage is done.
"Prayers, that's all I can say."
Folks in the area say they're hoping the water will go down and they can start cleaning up by the end of the week.