Family uses unique system to protect Meyerland home from flooding

By Rose-Ann Aragon - Reporter

HOUSTON - One Houston family is determined to keep the water out of their Meyerland home, after it has flooded twice before.

The family decided to plastic-wrap their home and use 18,000 pounds of sand in hopes of keeping the water out.

"I just want to prevent it if I can," said homeowner Kristin Massey. "Our home had never flooded in 60 years, but it's flooded twice in the last two years, and I just don't want to go through it again."

It was the pain of having to replace brand-new flooring and losing almost everything in her one-story, 4,000-square-foot home. So, instead of leaving things to chance, her family took matters into their own hands

"I brought in 18,000 of bags -- I probably could have used 30," said Massey.

You could not get through the front door if you tried. It's blocked.

"Our second line of defense is this liner, and we're expecting this Gorilla Tape to keep it secure. We're expecting it to be really strong," said Massey.

She also extended her gutters, also securing them with Gorilla Tape.

"Just an experiment. I don't know if it's going to work, but I'm hoping it works. If it does, I'll do it again."

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