HEARTLAND FLOOD: Volunteers just beginning cleanup in some flood-damaged areas

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PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa (WOWT) - It's been weeks since flooding began in the Heartland, and some homeowners have only just begun cleaning up.

Volunteers were in Pacific Junction on Friday helping at one badly damaged home.

"There was quite a few feet of water in this home, and a lot was lost. Right now we're just gutting, getting everything out," volunteer Lindsey Partusch said.

She was one of the volunteers from Home Depot that went to help in Pacific Junction.

The place off of Highway 34 needs a lot of work, and it's not just about getting the small things out.

"We'll start helping them remove items out of the house like drywall, carpeting, cabinetry, showers, some things like that," Kevin Binam, Assistant Director of the U.S. Convoy of Hope said.

Convoy of Hope is a nonprofit that aids with disaster relief.

For Binam, the damage is a lot to take in.

"It's pretty incredible. Three weeks in you still can't get into town," he said.

Four levees failed in the area, sending water far from the Missouri River and into the community.

"The way that we pull together as a community, Iowa, and Nebraska together, we are just an amazing group that always pulls together in times of need," Partusch said.

Everyone volunteering said it's the team effort that makes the work possible.