Flood Puts Some People Out of Their Homes

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - Monday's heavy flooding left some people in Orangeburg without a place to stay.

About nine inches of rain fell in the city over a five-hour period, leading to water-logged streets all across the city.

The Malibu Apartments, which are located in a low-lying part of town, had water that was nearly two-feet high swirl into the units.

"In a matter of seconds it was like I was in a swimming pool," said Jerome Reed, a resident at the complex. "It was like I was in a pond. Brush all in, leaves all in my house. I'm just sad right now because I lost a lot of valuable things."

Tuesday, residents were using Shop Vacs and large fans to try and dry out their units. Residents we spoke to were worried that if they didn't act quickly, mold could build up in their place.

Some people began the process of throwing out items, including furniture, holding on only to the most important keepsakes.

The Red Cross opened a shelter for affected residents Tuesday night.


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