CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. -- Samaritan s Purse volunteers are spending the weekend helping storm victims clean up.

About 20 volunteers are in Collettsville, where a microburst last Friday caused five to seven inches of rain in a short amount of time, local flooding and brought down several trees.

Ruth McGee lives on highway 90 in Collettsville. Flood waters re-routed the creek in her yard and brought 12 inches of rain into her house.

Crews spent the day helping her clean up the mud and remove downed trees.

Samaritan s Purse Manager Tim Haas says the rain caused mud slides, unearthed creek beds and washed out culverts.

McGee says she s fortunate the flooding did not cause structural damage to her home.

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