Posted: Jul 16, 2012 6:04 PM by Tara Grimes (email@example.com)
Updated: Jul 16, 2012 6:04 PM
The thunderstorm that rocked Great Falls on Saturday night caused flooding in several areas of town, and among the hardest hit was Bee Hive Homes Assisted Living on 15th Avenue South.
Co-owner Michael Kingsley said, "About one o'clock I got a phone call, said we had flooding going on, so I came down here to find our third house, which is the traumatic brain injury house, had about 2 inches, and about 18 inches surrounding the house."
He explained, "We gathered all the residents into the common area and kept them there. That was the safest place at the time because there was a lot of water, as much as probably 4 feet up and around the house, so once the water went down, we were able to get them out and put them in our other homes."
From paneling to specially-designed walls for residents in electric wheelchairs, Kingsley says there's no telling how much the damage costs will be.
And although it may be a while before residents can move back in, Kingsley's just thankful that his residents are fine: "They were okay, so that was my first thought. They were really big troupers last night."