SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Nearly a week after a massive mudslide destroyed homes in Saratoga Springs, homeowners are dealing with the damage. With no help from the state or federal government, families are relying on volunteers.
One of those homeowners shows ABC 4 the damage from the mudslides in a home video.
"Oh my gosh, it's over-taking the front yard, oh shoot, shoot, shoot!” yelled Mindy Greene, as she recorded the water gushing into her yard.
The mudslide destroyed basements and now the damage is adding up in dollars. Replacing windows, furnaces, water heaters furniture and every thing else Greene estimates a $150,000 bill. Most families don't have flood insurance and even if they do basements are not covered. Meaning they're on their own.
"Between all the homes, we are in the millions of dollars and none of us are in a financial situation to repair," said Greene. "We could all lose our homes because we can't afford a $30,000-40,000 bill to repair."
Homeowners are asking for donations from anyone who can give, be it businesses with building supplies or families who can afford to help.
"Sheet rock, insulation, wiring, duct work,” said Raquel McManus, another homeowner dealing with damage. “We have the man power to put these things in we just need building materials."
Thinking about to that scary night, Greene stresses over what was lost, but is grateful for what is saved.
"This is stuff,” she said. “It'll all get replaced, but our families are safe".
For information about donating, visit: saratogaspringsrelief.blogspot.com
A concert is also planned for Sep. 17 in Neptune Park. All proceeds will go to the families devastated by the mudslide. For information on the concert visit: http://www.kennyfaveromusic.com/saratoga-springs-families/