SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Imagine how it would feel to not know when you'll return to your childhood home.
This is the second time for that uncertain feeling for Cheyenne Pennington.
She lives a mile away from a levee in Sullivan County.
"I was here in ‘05 when the levee broke, we ended up getting out of our house for about 3 months," said Cheyenne.
Cheyenne's home had 8 feet of water in the basement.
The family walked through woods to feed their animals, but that wasn't even the biggest problem from the water.
"We lost all of our baby pictures and we had to fix the areas they water came in at…ever since ‘05, our flood insurance has gone through the roof. It's crazy," said Cheyenne.
The looming flood this year is no different.
"we always know when to get out..we left on Wednesday night. I came home, they looked at me, told me to get a couple things and we were going into town just in case, because we didn't want to be stuck in the house if it were to blow," said Cheyenne.
Cheyenne says sometimes it is scary. Especially since the levee could break at any time.
For now, she's trying to look at the positives.
"Every year our yard will flood, all the way up to the driveway, so I'll get some of my friends out to the house, we'll have a cook out and go canoeing in our yard," said Cheyenne.
Those friendly gatherings are on the back burner now.
They'll be canceled while the Pennington family is away, waiting on this year's unwelcomed water.
"It can be fun. And it can be scary. It really all just depends on what situation you're in at the moment," said Cheyenne.
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