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National Guard members survey flood damage in Roane County

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The National Guard is in Roane County helping families pick up the pieces after raging flood waters ruined homes in the area.

James Riley has lived on Second Street near downtown Spencer for more than a decade.

He said no one was prepared for the flash floods that ruined most of his neighborhood.

He lost his deck that was attached to the back of his house.  His garden was also washed away.

"We are one of the lucky ones though, really. I mean, but still, we lost this and that was a big loss for us," he said of his deck.

Sergeant Brian Snyder and his team of national guard members stopped by Riley's house.

He said they are busy assessing neighborhoods just like this one to see what kind of help people need.

"I just do what I do because I would want someone to do the same thing for me," he said.

Snyder said the National Guard will bring cleaning supplies and bottled water to those who need it.

Snyder said more teams are coming to the county to focus specifically on the clean-up efforts.