GLEN HAVEN - It took hours for flood waters to destroy roads and buildings in the town of Glen Haven. It will take month to repair the damage.
"This will take months for this to sink in, to get back to normal. It is going to take months if not years," volunteer firefighter Michael Ryan said.
Throughout the town you see the damage caused by the floodwaters. Telephone poles torn from the ground have been pushed on top of buildings. Cars and trailers are buried in feet of mud and water.
"There are no roads. Our town hall is gone," Ryan said.
A spray painted message on the front of the town hall warns of "Danger no entry."
Floodwaters and debris have left the structure unsafe.
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Kathy and Mike Miller, residents of Glen Haven, returned to see what is left of the town. They were evacuated by a helicopter on Saturday. It was the only way out when the roads into and out of town were washed away.
"It doesn't feel real, not yet," Kathy said.
The power of the floodwaters is evident by homes torn from their foundations. The stream that was so tranquil for so long has forever changed Glen Haven.
"You always associate that sound of a running river with peacefulness but then you look at the town and it is not so much that way anymore," Ryan said.
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