Damage assessment underway at Charlestowne Mobile Home Park

VIDEO: Red Cross assisting residents of Charlestowne Mobile Home Park
Source: WCSC
Source: WCSC

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The nearly 125 families evacuated from the Charlestowne Mobile Home Park in North Charleston after Monday's severe flooding were back at their homes Tuesday.

Many were busy going through their homes trying to recover what they could.

Officials with the North Charleston Police Department say shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, police, fire and Charleston County Rescue Squad crews began
to evacuate Charlestowne Village Mobile Home Park at 6485 Dorchester Rd. due to flooding.

Officials noticed an oil like substance in the water at that time as requested DHEC to the scene, but were unable to determine where the source was
coming from.

Tuesday DHEC officials returned to the mobile home park, "Our emergency response staff visited the area again today," stated Jim Beasley with DHEC. "No visible signs of pollution as a result of the "oily substance" were observed."

The American Red Cross is assisting those in need in this area, providing them with trash bags, mops, buckets and more.

According to some of the families, the damages ranged from minor to severe.

"My garage got flooded,"said Timmy Williams. "That trailer over here kept floating up and down. My brother's trailer is across the street, his trailer is leaking now. I don't know why it flooded so bad. It's flooded before, but this got high."

Management for the mobile home park walked the area Tuesday surveying the damage to the homes.

Williams said he and his family were put up in a motel overnight by the complex.

Families were able to stay in community shelters overnight and will likely be the case again.

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