Long road ahead for residents at Cane Bay

Long road ahead for residents at Cane Bay

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Cane Bay and the thousands who live in this subdivision truly have a long road ahead of them.

Because the flooding here is not impacted by tides or cresting rivers, this flooding will be with them for days, even weeks.

What were five and ten acre retention ponds are now 50 to 100 acre lakes.

The problem for one end of the neighborhood became very clear, very quickly.

The retention pond just across the street is completely filled up. There's no more room for anymore water.

And the drain for this neighborhood is somewhere under the water, and the water is going nowhere.

"Definitely made me worry about not having flood insurance because you shouldn't have it out here but obviously it's been rough," said Zach Kelley, a homeowner.

With school a washout for the day, what was a near disaster here quickly became a playground, and more of a fascination for some.

But even for the very youngest, the concern is evident.

"I just thought that the water would come into the house and flood it and damage things," Amari Fuhriman said.

And a silver lining here in Cane Bay.

When the troubles get deep, the neighbors get rolling.

"I had happened to walk down the street to my friend Jennifer's house I said,'Mitch is getting ready to go to the store,'" said homeowner Brittnay McDougal."And she said do you think he could get something for us. And it just so happened I sent him a message and said,'Hey, you know other people need some stuff to.' He said just let everyone know I'll be leaving in about a half hour and I'll take anyone who wants to go with me."

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