Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - Officials blame a flash flood at the Carrington Townhomes for flooding 7 units and displacing almost 20 residents.
The Red Cross responded to the complex Monday to make sure any residents affected get both financial and shelter assistance they need.
"It came up to about right here, just below my knee caps," said resident Jeremy Clinkscales. "Water came up all through the bottom floor. It messed up my furniture a little bit, so I moved some stuff upstairs, what I could, but it was all the way up. All through the whole bottom floor."
Clinkscales said water was inches deep inside his unit and came in from both the front and back doors.
Maintenance crews were using shop vacs to move the water from the unit's floor.
"We're talking with 18 individuals that appear to be displaced from this flooding in the 7 apartments and working with them to determine their needs and we'll work with them to determine the best type of shelter," said Lisa Quick with the American Red Cross.
Quick says some of the displaced families had infants and that the Red Cross would respond to those families specific needs as well.
"Do they need financial assistance for food, clothing and some things they may have lost in this flooding. And of course shelter for where they can stay," Quick said.
Clinkscales will be able to remain in his unit.
Management at the Carrington Townhomes say flooding has never been this bad and anticipate the water will drain on it's own.
"It just rained too much too fast," Clinkscales said. "That's all I can say."