Flooding clean up continues in Grandview after historic late Jul - KCTV5

Flooding clean up continues in Grandview after historic late July rain

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Some neighbors in Grandview hit hard last week are without running hot water and a place to cook a meal. (KCTV5) Some neighbors in Grandview hit hard last week are without running hot water and a place to cook a meal. (KCTV5)
GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) -

After historic flooding across the metro, area families are still cleaning up four days later.  

Some neighbors in Grandview hit hard last week are without running hot water and a place to cook a meal.  

City officials estimate $1.3 to $1.6 million in damages and say that number will increase. The city also says they will have to hire a consultant to view other areas damaged by flood waters.

Lincoln Edgar and his fiancé are devastated after seeing the damage. Water almost reached family pictures and the edge of their fire place.

“This my living room," Edgar said. "As you can see the water is above my legs. This is terrible. This is terrible.”

City officials say the Little Blue River flooded causing major damage to the River Oaks neighborhood.

Four days later, the clean up efforts continue.

The city’s fire marshal says many families did not have insurance and it’s still unknown if state or federal dollars will become available.

“If they say we have a disaster declaration where some funding came come back, or low cost loans to the people," said Lewis Austin, fire marshal.    

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