Southaven resident: My backyard is an 'ocean' - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Southaven resident: My backyard is an 'ocean'

A Southaven neighborhood called her backyard an ocean after severe weather Tuesday. A Southaven neighborhood called her backyard an ocean after severe weather Tuesday.
Flooding was the theme all Tuesday afternoon in the city. Flooding was the theme all Tuesday afternoon in the city.
Inside Louise Rinhart's home is not much better. Inside Louise Rinhart's home is not much better.

(WMC-TV) - A flood frustrated resident in a Southaven neighborhood called her backyard an ocean after severe weather Tuesday.

Inside Louise Rinhart's home is not much better.

"Carpet and I got hardwood flooring over there, everything is ruined," she said.

Neighbors in the Trinity Lakes subdivision in Southaven dealt with flooding after heavy rains. They had water escaping a retention pond turning ditches into streams.

'I'm sitting there on the couch reading my book, and I started to get up and put my feet down on the floor, and it was wet ... I said, 'Where's that coming from?' I got to looking, and it was everywhere already," said Rinhart.

Flooding was the theme all Tuesday afternoon in the city. Streets closed off with water too deep for cars to pass.

Carriage Hills neighbors again fell victim to the downpour. Central Park was shut down early because of flooding inside.

Wrecker services stayed busy towing flooded cars.

Some people found ways to play in the rain and its aftermath while folks like Rinehart pick up the pieces.

She is grateful for her family and first responders' help. Although, she hopes something will be done so that this doesn't happen again.

'It's just made a mess, this goes back into my three bedrooms," said Rinhart.

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