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Manhattan flood leaves people worried for what's next

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) - Families and students are now trying to figure out what comes next after Manhattan's Labor Day flood.

Mother and daughter, Ginger and Penny Lighthill, were forced to spend their morning in a church parking lot. They live in the Redbud Mobile Home Park, all by themselves.

"We have no place to go," Ginger said tearfully.

West of Redbud, people living at Highland Ridge also woke up to flooded houses.

K-State student, Paige Gabriel woke up as and saw her Highland Ridge apartment flooding. She was forced to spend her day at a shelter with her two dogs. When Gabriel realized her apartment was flooding, she began worrying about her safety, as well as her dogs.

"I was honestly scared of just getting shocked," Gabriel said. "Cause it was over the outlets by that time. I didn't know if they had shut the electricity off or not."

Both Gabriel and the Lighthill's are ready to go home after a long, stressful and wet day.

"We're just hoping we can get back in and get some of our clothes at least," Penny Lighthill said. "And try to figure out how else to get settled."

"I'm just hoping that we have a place to stay," Gabriel said. "Cause I do have work and college and my dogs. So I hope we just kind of find a safer place to stay while it gets fixed."

People are able to go back into their homes in Redbud. However, they worry they will have to evacuate again later this week.

Click here to see pictures from the flood.


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