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Flooded Residents Return Home at Parkwood Villa - John Dunn

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Residents of the Parkwood Villa apartments are finally coming home after a devastating flood back in August. Nearly eight inches of rain fell in North Nashville on August 8th. The flood turned many lives upside down, including several families at Parkwood Villa.  

Being home for the holiday has taken on new significance at the Parkwood Villa Apartments. Antronica Gaines and her seven year old daughter Antonia have waited a long time to walk through their front door. "It has been a long four months," says Antronica Gaines.

On August 8th the rain was torrential. 7.8 inches fell in a 12 hour period. It put five buildings at Parkwood Villa under 4.5 feet of water. 36 apartments suffered significant damage. Antonia and her mother lost almost everything. "It was scary, and I lost all my stuff," says Antonia Gaines.

As the two moved back home on Monday, it became clear just how much was missing. "We really have nothing, so that's where you realize that all the stuff is gone," says Antronica Gaines.

Owners of the apartment complex say there are many needs, and they hope to collect donations at their offices on Brick Church Pike. "Furniture, bedding, and household goods are the most pressing needs right now," says owner Robert King.

The Nashville mayor's office says more than 80 families still have significant flood-related needs.

The Parkwood Villa apartments is also collecting monetary donations for these families. Donations can be brought to the leasing office at 3258 Brick Church Pike.

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