SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Heavy rains this week have had a major impact on communities across San Diego, including San Marcos, where one woman’s entire home was flooded.
The homeowner has lived on Terrace Lane in San Marcos since the early 70’s and says it’s the first time something like this has happened, but he’s worried about the water being on a dirt road with nowhere to go. was .
“It was wet dirt and it was covering the whole floor,” explained Darelene Kruswick.
After heavy rain on New Year’s Eve, Kulthwick returns home on New Year’s Day to discover that water has entered the house. A line of debris in the dryer in the garage indicated that the water was about 10 inches high at one point.
Her carpet has been stripped and dryers running around the house. Wall tape shows the extent of water damage that the 1970s house was built with asbestos and must be completely removed.
At some point in the ’80s or ’90s, Kluswick said the city allowed the edge of her street to be filled in.
“They filled up all the landfills and cut off the drainage, so now when the streams were pouring in, there was nowhere to go.”
It was the holidays, so it took some time to clean up. Kruswick is poised to be exiled for quite some time.
“I have kids, grown kids, and I can couch surf for a long time,” said Kluswick, who takes the news with a good attitude.
She said she plans to contact the city to inquire about available assistance, and believes others in the city who live on similar dirt roads may also experience flooding. I’m here.
“I have flood insurance, but others may not and will have to pay for everything themselves,” Kruswick said.
FOX 5 spoke with several departments of the City of San Marcos on Tuesday afternoon, but could not formally comment on this particular situation because some people are still out for the New Year.
FOX 5 will update this story with any additional information received.
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