by Anayeli Ruiz
MIDLAND - This rain and flood caught the Martinez-Ortega family by surprise. When they got off work, they headed home and found themselves not being able to walk in their front door. The rain that came down on Friday afternoon flooded the Duck Pond on "A" Street and that water soon started creeping up the street and into their yard.
The flooding came inside the Martinez Ortega home and ruined the rooms downstairs with four inches of water. As soon as they could, the family tried to salvage what they could to protect it from the water but they know that a lot of their furniture and electronics are ruined. The family has lived in that home for 3 years and this is the second time that this has happened to them.
"I'm hurt, I'll be alright, it's still sad that we have a nice house and the flood is going to come and ruin it," Gilbert Ortega, who lives in the home, said.
The family is trying to pump some of the water out the back door. They say this will probably take them two or three days to get the water out of their home. The homeowners have insurance.