Henry County residents start cleanup after flash flooding

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Flooding and nonstop rain caused extensive damage in Bassett

BASSETT, Va.Monday, noon update

Some residents in Henry County have a lot of work to do after last night’s flash flooding.

The hardest-hit area was in and around Bassett, where four and a half inches of rain came down in about five hours.

A large section of the front wall of a house on Springhouse Lane was pushed in by the floodwater, and another home was even moved off its foundation.

The husband, wife, and their one-year-old child who live there were home at the time but were able to get out safely. A portion of the hill behind their home slid down into the backyard.

The woman who lives in a home on Springhouse Lane that was spared says what happened last night was unbelievable.

“I went to look at the damage and my neighbor came out with me and we walked," said Teresa Hodges. "Everything was, like, ‘Wow!’”

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