Animal rescue efforts underway in Pepperhill neighborhood

VIDEO: Animal rescue efforts underway in Pepperhill neighborhood
Source: WCSC
Source: WCSC

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Monday first responders were back on scene in a North Charleston neighborhood that was evacuated Sunday night.

Over 100 families were asked to leave the Pepperhill neighborhood due to extreme flooding.

Twenty-four hours after being evacuated families were allowed to be escorted back to their homes to retrieve necessity items.

Water still stands in the area of Peppercorn Lane.

The North Charleston Fire Department says crews searched the area for a blockage in the drainage system.

A spokesperson says there's a possibility the water is contaminated.

Residents noticed that the water had a brownish hue to it, and there was a distinct foul odor in the air.

Meanwhile, the North Charleston Fire Department Marine Patrol Unit was on scene conducting rescue efforts.

Firefighters were able to rescue a cat from one of the homes.

Other efforts included checking on an elderly man in the area, as well as getting some water to the dogs that were unwilling to be rescued.

One of the residents said his backyard has over three feet of water.

A picture shows a play-set almost totally submerged in the flood.

He said he's seen some bad flooding, but this is much worse than when Hurricane Hugo hit.

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