The next few weeks and months ahead for people who live here, either year-round or seasonally, will not be easy.

Leslie Mazzarella is still wearing the pajamas she had on Tuesday morning when water started rushing into her home.

Her son, who lives right behind her on Lower Lake Road in Lodi, was pounding on her door to wake her up.

"When he opened the door, I said, 'what the hell is going on' and all the water just came right in and he literally picked me up and took me to his house," said Mazzarella.

On Wednesday, Messenger Post's news partner, News10NBC was with her as she returned home.

She was shocked by the way her neighborhood looked but devastated when she got inside her home.

"This rug is just saturated with mud, you can smell."

Leslie's house, just like most of the others on her part of the street, has been condemned.

"It's heartbreaking, it's heartbreaking. My husband and I, we lived here for 30-40 years, nothing like this, nothing... but you know we got each other and my family's okay."

The silver lining to all of this destruction is that no one was injured or killed which considering what you see, campers, cars, garages, lawn equipment swept away into the lake, seems like a miracle.

The next few weeks and months ahead for people who live here, either year-round or seasonally, will not be easy.

"Trying to scrape our way out of it and clean up today and I think everybody down through here is trying to do the same thing," said resident Ryan Teeter.

Many are trying to determine whether clean up is possible or if demolition is necessary.

Teeter added, "A lot of the supports that are holding the place up have been compromised so we're trying to figure out how much we really need to do here before we start getting inside."

The water drove a lot of the homes and cottages off their foundations, or the shoreline right in front of them gave way.

News10NBC asked those we encountered what they needed and how the community could help.

The two things that were repeatedly mentioned were dumpsters and porta potties.

Residents have no power or water as they try to pick up the pieces.