Thursday is the last night Ruth Brown and her family expects the Red Cross to pay for their motel room.
Three days earlier, heavy rains forced an emergency evacuation from their Ault Street home in East Knoxville.
Unable to turn the power on, and unwilling to live with the mold, Brown says she doesn't know where she, her diabetic daughter, and her grandson will go.
Brown has lived in her house for nearly 40 years and is well aware of the potential for flooding.
But she says the City of Knoxville knows too, and should have done something to stop it.
"You didn't have time to think, the only thing you can do is throw what you can up high and get out," said Brown of that Tuesday morning.
She says her home has flooded five times since 1982.
Brown's daughter says they can't afford flood insurance, and homeowners insurance won't cover the damage.
"We cleaned it up, made it out the best we could to save our home," said Brown of their duct tape and patch work repairs.
The most recent waters have receded, leaving behind the fresh stench of mold.
Brown's grandson, Danny Ray, says a creek running alongside their property is the problem.
The family suspects debris and brush have clogged the creek line, forcing water to back up in to their home.
"The city says we can't dig on this creek to excavate it ourselves, this is their property, so what are we left to do?" asked Ray.
A City of Knoxville spokesperson says they're aware of the flooding problem and have inspected the issue several times over the years.
But they say trying to fix the problem on Ruth Brown's property could inadvertently cause flooding to other homes.
In the past the city has occasionally dealt with problem properties by buying them, according to City of Knoxville Spokesperson Jesse Mayshark.
But he says there's no money for those purchases right now.
Brown says she wants it fixed-- or she wants out.
I'd like a better place to have to go and take my family," said Brown. "Forget this, forget what we done gone through."