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Oakdale family reliving the same flooding nightmare they did a year ago

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Oakdale has had a rough few weeks.

Last week, parts of the city were ravaged by a tornado.This week, the city is dealing with flooding.

On Hayden Lane, Shaun Hayden's home completely flooded but luckily he was able to save the majority of his items in his home. 

Hayden's parents live behind him and their home, as well as the street they live on, is also flooded too.

They called him at 2 a.m.Wednesday and then he and up to 15 other people came back to help put beds, refrigerators, and other items on cinder blocks so they won't be ruined by the rising water.

For Hayden, it was hard to see the home he just finished repairing after last year's floods hit once again. He spent $30,000 repairing his home last year.

Now, he's reliving the same nightmare he experienced last year at this time.

"I don't know how you explain it; you work hard for everything that you got and it feels like as soon as you start getting up on your feet, and everything is going right, you get kicked down you know," he said.

Hayden said he spent $30,000 dollars is how much Shaun Hayden spent repairing his home last year. This morning he woke up reliving that same experience from nearly a year ago.

Hayden said he was up at 2 a.m. Wednesday - not only working to save the belongings in his home, but also help his parents save their belongings.

The water is so high that Hayden and his family have to travel by boat to get inside his home.He remembers watching his home flood last year and right now, this flood just hasn't sunk in yet. 

"Last year, I remember sitting at the shop and staring at it. Watching your house go under - it's not easy but this year, it really hadn't hit me, I already expected it; I'd seen it coming. I hate it, I know what I went through; I'm tired, I'm worn out, financially, mentally, physically - in every way you could assume - it's bad and then to turn around and do it again. I'm trying to avoid it," he said.

Right now, Hayden and his family are currently living in their camper. He said once the water goes down, they start the task of cleaning up and making repairs all over again.

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