Seven Mile home hit hard by flood waters



Posted on February 13, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 11:29 PM

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- Flood waters damaged a home in the Seven Mile area Wednesday.

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The home’s owners, Terry and Audrey Adams, said even if they had known how much water to expect from nearby Coulee Creek, there was still nothing they could have done about it.

“This is the highest I've ever seen,” said Terry. “We've seen it come out on this side but never this.”

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When he saw the forecast for warmer temperatures, Terry knew the Creek behind his home would rise. He just never figured this much.

“Right behind the playground post is the closest it's ever gotten [to the house],” Terry said.
Flood waters showed no mercy to the home the Adams have lived for more than 30 years.  His beloved Porshe in the garage was drowning along with keepsakes he and his wife stored in their basement.  Waters carried logs and sent ice chunks toward the Adams’ home.

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Terry said to add insult to injury, there was no flood insurance on the house.
“The insurance company said even if I had insurance it wouldn't be covered,” he said. “I don't know what that means.”
The Coulee Creek was a bullet the Adams had been dodging for years but it appeared Wednesday’s disaster was a tipping point for Terry and Audrey.

“My wife, she says she's done. We're out of here.”