The Staudners Just Want Their Home Back

By WBNG News

September 16, 2011 Updated Sep 16, 2011 at 6:52 PM EDT

Town of Tioga (WBNG Binghamton) When it rains, it pours, and that was when the Staudner's decided it was time to leave their home in Tioga Center.

"When it started pouring into the cellar, we went into our camper up the road from my sons," says Tioga Center resident, Debra Staudner.

It was then Debra and Bruce Stauder knew they were in trouble.

Only an hour after the water came in, the Stauder's were forced to move even further from their home, not knowing what they would find when they returned.

"We lost everything,all of our bedroom furniture, living room furniture, kitchen.Brand new kitchen just had it put in. It's all gone," says Staudner.

Debra was able to salvage her mother-in-laws china, and a few pictures.

The Stauder's are left waiting, waiting for someone to come tell them whether or not their home is able to be saved.

Their neighbor, George Parker feels like his home is already gone.

"We're homeless. We can't live in the house. Everything is gone, we had 4 feet of water in the house," says Tioga Center resident, George Parker.

Parker says he just spent thousands of dollars renovating the kitchen and the basement, making it a place his family could enjoy.

Now, it all has be torn up. He says he never would have done the work, if he knew what was coming.

"It has never gone in the house. In all of the time we've lived here-- we've lived here since '69, never got it in the house," says Parker.

Parker says he can only find one word worthy of describing this disaster, and that's devastating.

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