By: CJ Cassidy
Dozens were left homeless, many others lost just about everything they owned. "It was horrible. There was water all in my kitchen, and within an hour and a half, there was water all the way through my house," Portageville resident, Becky Nowell says.
Now, firefighters say the flood hammered home their need for a new rescue truck. They've used the one they have, since 1975. "Everyone of us is risking their life when we drive that truck," Assistant Fire Chief George DeLisle says. The kind of truck crews hope to buy costs around $170,000.
So, Portageville firefighters came up with a plan to scare up some money. This weekend, volunteers worked on building a haunted inn.
Not everything's in place just yet, but visitors will be treated to an array of freaks and frights, all the way from a zombie bar to an electric chair, leading up to Halloween. It's a tricky project victims like Becky Nowell hope end up as a big treat for the volunteer crew.