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Residents continue to scoop themselves out of flooded homes

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Many people in the Lowcountry continue to deal with major cleanup at homes and businesses after Monday morning’s record rainfall.

Several apartments in a North Charleston complex were filled with water.

Now renters are now trying to recover what was lost.

"I've never seen anything like this before,"

said a renter who has lived in the complex for three years.

No matter where you stepped, water seemed to seep up through the carpet, and splash on the tile at several apartments in Dorchester Gardens off Dorchester Road.

However getting inside was a completely different adventure, walking through knee deep water in the parking lot to get home.

Water levels reached halfway up the tire, and far beyond the doorstep.

"The kitchen, living room, bathroom, downstairs closet, everything is under water," said Delanor Jenkins, a long time renter.

"This is terrible... I don't even want to touch this," said Jimesha Calvary, as she picked up the mats in her kitchen.

Several people who live in Dorchester Gardens tell WCSC their living rooms flood sometimes, but nothing like this.

"This is worse,” Calvary said. “This is pathetic, like who would want to move here."

"Well all you can do is tell them what's going on and hope they fix it," Jenkins said.

WCSC reached out to speak with the management of the complex, but they did not comment about the situation.

For kids who live in the complex, it may have created some fun playing in the water, but it also affected their daily routines.

"My children missed school today because they couldn't go outside and walk to catch the bus or whatever the case may be," Calvary said.

The parents tell WCSC the schools seemed very understanding about the flooding.

Some residents are now looking into flooding insurance for the future.

When WCSC left the complex, there was a company out there getting ready to survey the damage to the apartments.

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