Drain, Or (KMTR) Emergency Officials say the small town of Drain was hit the hardest by flood water in Douglas County. Schools and roads were shut down, some residents even had to evacuate their homes. On Friday January 20th, less than 24 hours later, almost all of the town is above water again.
There are still some isolated pools of water scattered around the North Douglas County area, but otherwise, the difference one night has made in Drain is remarkable. On Thursday, most of First street was underwater, now residents who had to evacuate are making their way home.
The Hulsey Family didn't leave even though their home was surrounded by about three feet of water. They say when the high water hit, their neighborhood bond held tight.
"My neighbors were home, so if it got real bad, then we'd help each other get out of it," says Jarred Hulsey, "everybody gets together and starts helping each other out, that was the good thing about it."
Hulsey isn't getting too comfortable. With more rain predicted, he's waiting a few days to start putting their belongings back on lower ground.
The North Douglas School District has reopened, along with most roads in the area. Highway 38 remains closed due to a landslide.