Meyerland woman spent nearly $5,000 making home flood-proof ahead of Hurricane Harvey

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HOUSTON -- Kristin Massey is not taking any chances when it comes to prepping her Meyerland home ahead of Hurricane Harvey.

"I just don't want to go through another flood," Massey said.

She's spent the last couple of days lining the exterior of her house with flood barriers and 18,000 pounds of sandbags.

The flooding prevention project has cost her nearly $5,000 so far, a small amount compared to what she's paid to fix the aftermath in years past.

"Over the last two years, we've spent around $130,000 repairing the damages. If we don't flood, this will definitely be entirely worth it. Absolute worth it," Massey said.

Since moving into this one-story house two years ago, Kristin's already gone through two floods.

The Memorial Day flood of 2015 brought in nearly a foot of water and Tax Day last year dumped another six inches of water.

"Literally within minutes water was coming from all sides of the house. Within five minutes water was everywhere," Massey said.

After each flood, Massey said it took four to five months to repair her home-- time she doesn't want to risk with her son starting kindergarten next week.

"My son starts school for the first time ever on Tuesday. We bought a house in this neighborhood so we could send him to this school district. And I just can't imagine if he'd have to sit through months of construction and worry about that," Massey said.

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