WEST POINT, VA (WWBT) - Several rivers in the areas east of Richmond near the York River are overflowing their banks, leaving homes surrounded by water. This as neighbors are pulling together to watch the homes of people from Richmond and beyond who can not make it down east this week.
The water simply didn't stop coming. It just keeps on creeping up, surrounding the homes, Iincluding the home of Richmonder Chris Townsend.
Things were getting so bad, he had to brave the rising water surrounding his dock, "putting the boat up, taking all the electronics off. I think we're going to try to get out of here."
It's the heart of the storm for Harry Whitt and his neighbors, including some who just couldn't make it down.
It's the property of others that floats in the water, turning streets into lakes, trapping Chris.
A tide, that everyone here is hoping will soon turn, so the cleanup can begin. This, as they hope things don't get any worse.
"You have to clean up, clean the yard. But that's the price you have to pay for living on the river," Harry tells us.