More than 100 families evacuated after flooding

More than 100 families evacuated after flooding


More than 100 families were forced out of their homes at Charlestowne Mobile Home Park Monday after extreme flooding.

"I was taking my brother to school and I was like 'No, you can't go today," Tianah Robinson, who lives in the complex off Dorchester Road said. "I was scared."

Robinson has lived there with her family for five years and said she's worried about things like how her brother who lives with her will go to school tomorrow.

"He doesn't have clothes and all that,” Robinson said. “His book bag, his badge. Everything's at the house."

Anne Pineault says she was the very last person to leave to complex.

"I did not want to leave my home,” Pineault said. “There's too many memories. There's too much of anything."

Her trailer has a little damage underneath it, but says waiting to go home is toughest part of the flooding.

"We've heard everything from ‘you could be going home as early as tonight’,” Pineault said. “You get here and you're told you might not be home for two, three, four days."

The Red Cross is providing families a place to stay for the night. It's a temporary but welcome relief.

"I certainly didn't want to sleep here so for them to be giving us and a hotel or wherever to stay, anything is better than nothing," Blake Hegler said.

The Charleston County School District said its buses will attempt to pick up students at the complex in the morning. If they're not able to, they will go to the Thomas Evans Community center in North Charleston. You can also call Durham for more information at 745-7084.

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