Waynesville, MO (KSDK)- It has been day of mourning and cleanup in flood ravaged Pulaski County.
Saturday was day 3 of cleanup for Teddie Ries who his helping her 76 year old father pick up the pieces after water flooded his home.
"It was four feet of water out here he thought he had lakefront property," said Ries.
And all that water destroyed almost everything in its path.
"I opened a box today and just sat there and cried. There are pictures of my mother, she died of cancer. It's devastating to lose your pictures," said Ries.
To make matters even worse Ries recently finished remodeling her father's home. She installed new floors, walls, and door frames but, now everything needs to be replaced once again. But Ris says she's just grateful the outcome wasn't worse.
"We're thankful no one lost their life and we still have our dad with us now," said Ries.
Not everyone in Waynesville was as fortunate.
Raging floodwaters swept away 23-year-old Jessica Lee and her four year old son Elyjah.
David Ernst has been collecting donations for flood victims near the Roubidoux River Bridge since Tuesday. He was there while authorities searched for Jessica.
"The debris pile where she was found, they have been there previously, they had boats around it. There was just so much water they had to wait for it to go down. Basically when the water receded people from the bridge were able to see that there was something down there and the first responders were here on the banks looking as soon as somebody saw it they were on the scene," said Ernst.
Jessica worked at the Child Development Center at Fort Leonard Wood. She was on her way there around 5 Tuesday morning, when her friends say, she called her mother saying she was in trouble in the flood water. Her car and Elyjah's body were found about three hours later. Authorities discovered Jessica's body three days later.