Thanks for staying with news 3 now -- grant county residents are still cleaning up their homes and yards after the severe storm damage..
Gabriella bachara shares how one resident worked through the night to save his home.
(pkg) <roger halverson> (((04;57;35;01 "we were actually at home making supper and then all of the sudden it started raining out.
I looked outside and i said look at our yard... it's gone."
04;57;42;;09))) <cell phone video> "look at my yard."
Roger halverson lives off of highway 133 which runs through woodman.
<roger halverson> (((04;58;49;29 "they told us last night to evacuate, as much water as was here and i said i'm not leaving my home.
I said i got my three dogs, my cat and my girlfriend in the house.
I said i'm not leaving my home."
04;59;00;27))) so havlverson stayed... <roger halverson> (((04;59;42;14 "i was out there standing and i had water up to my waist."04;59;47;05))) and tried to save his home.
<roger halverson> (((04;56;54;28 " it's came down that hill just furiously.
And i'm like what am i supposed to do?
I had water coming out of my septic tank so i called 9-1-1.
I just had them come in here with the fire trucks and everybody helped me out" 04;57;11;00))) highway 133 is the same road that caused the boscobel school to close today.
<wally byrne/principal, boscobel middle school/high school> (((04;49;39;20 "we had impassable roads as of 9 o'clock... 9:30 last night.
The county had gotten ahold of us and said there were some mudslide issues.
There was a culvert that was out in an area... and our buses would have a hard time getting through that area even if they worked through the night."
04;49;58;18))) he said he hasn't seen school canceled from flooding before.
<wally byrne/principal, boscobel middle school/high school> (((04;50;35;20 ,"that was odd because it was that time of the year and not snowfall so that was unique but unfortunate.
We would rather keep people safe.
04;50;43;29 "))) halverson says the same about his home.
<roger halverson> (((04;56;30;28 "i had water damage done two years ago behind the house two years ago but nothing this severe."
04;56;37;04))) and is hoping it won't happen again.
(((05;03;23;21 "i've got a beautiful home.
I don't want to lost my home to an act of nature.
That's what you call it and i'm like what are you supposed to do."
05;03;32;26))) in grant county... gabriella bachara... news 3 now.
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