Patti Richardson, local in the Community of Wayne, has spoken with 99.5 DrumFM on why she's chosen to stay in her home.
"Well, we just decided to stay. We're high enough that we're not concerned about the water getting into the house," said Richardson." We're right after the 9th bridge and it looks like it's pretty much the same that it has been. I know they said it went down a couple of inches over night but it's hanging around."
DrumFM asked Richardson if her and her family had the chance to leave her home and drive out of the Wayne area.
"I'll go as far as the second bridge and then I turn around and come back," she continued. "If I go past the barricade at the second bridge, then I can't return to my home."
According to Patti, quite a few residents in the Wayne community have opted to stay in their homes. She said that she has yet to hear any neighbors experience any flooding but knows that a few of her neighbors are getting close.
Out of the 13 years that Patti Richardson and her family have been living in Wayne, she said that this is the first time they've seen flooding waters like this outside of their home.
"Once you drive this road, every ditch you see has water." Richardson concluded. She and her family are stocked up with food and clean and have decided to wait out the flooding and see what happens next.