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Valley mom's home floods, says her landlord wouldn't help

Posted at 10:58 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 02:31:55-04
A valley woman woke up to find her home, basically under water. When she wasn't getting the help she needed from her landlord, she reached out to 13 Action News.
Nearly 12 hours after the flood, Deyainna Shipp still was unable to control her emotions. She woke up at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning to find her home flooded.
"The water was coming pouring in here," she said.

She got up to see where it was coming from. It appeared it was coming from the laundry room and that her washing machine had broke.

The single mom showed 13 Action News around three rooms where the carpet was soaking wet as well as all her clothes, shoes and school supplies.

"I'm a teacher, I help people every day," said Shipp as she cried. "Now, I need help."
It turns out Shipp noticed issues with her washing machine a few months back. She contacted her landlord to fix it but she said he never did.
While we were at Shipp's home, her landlord stopped by. He walked through the home with her to assess the damage.
He did not want to do an interview with 13 Action News, but he told Shipp he would have a crew over at 7 a.m. Thursday to start ripping out the wet carpet, to dry it out and put it back in with new pads.