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Saturday rain storm washes out foundation on Valley Springs home

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It was definitely a wet weekend in our area.

Lot's of thunder, lightning, and a lot of rain.

The torrential rains flooded parts of 262nd Street outside of Valley Springs.

One man told KSFY News the powerful downpour knocked the foundation of his home, right out from under him.

Thunder wasn't the only sound to jolt Nick Travis Saturday night.

"I heard a loud crash and it sounded like it might have been hail or thunder, and I didn't know what was going on until I came outside and saw the foundation caved in," Travis said.

The torrential downpour washed away the very foundation of the place he calls home.

"For whatever reason, today was the one day it couldn't take it," Travis said.

Saturday's stormy weather turned some roads near Valley Springs into rushing rivers.

Valley Springs firefighter Rick Mitchell said "I think the roads are taking it pretty well. What I'm concerned with is just people driving fast. They need to slow down, and be alert and just be prepared for any immediate flooding. If it looks like it's passable, it may not be, so you've got to be really careful this time of year."

The heavy rains not only made it dangerous for drivers but made for a long and difficult night for others.

"We got a pretty good rainstorm and the National Weather Service just extended our flash flood advisory until a.m., so we're going to be on scene for a little while I think," Mitchell said.

"I think there was about four-and-a-half inches today, but it all came in two shots really quick. A couple inches at a time. That's a lot of rain," Travis said.

And for Nick Travis, that's a lot to sink in, to his home and for his future.

"I'm renting here, so i don't know. I'm going to have to find a place to live I guess. I'm sure it can be fixed, but it won't be soon," Travis said.

As firefighter Rick Mitchell advised, everyone should all take a little extra caution when driving during storms like these.

Drivers should slow down and avoid flooded roads, even on roads that may look passable.
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