Residents in Andrews continue fighting floodwaters

Residents in Andrews continue fighting floodwaters

ANDREWS, SC (WCSC) - People living in the town of Andrews continue to fight floodwaters with roads and homes near the Black River still swamped.

Many people still have to take boats to get to the store.

On Crestwood Street, Danny Cook was cleaning up the damage.

For Cook, it was a double whammy.

He was staying on Crestwood Street while his other home was being renovated. Cook says that home was flooded too.

Cook showed us the damage inside the rental home.

"The lower level here, it was probably a foot, foot and a half of water in here, and the rest of the house has got 6-8 inches in it," Cooper said.

Cooper says he was able to move most of his furniture to higher ground. However he didn't stick around.

"Yeah we had to leave."

Cooper returned to a soggy mess that was a combination of Johnson swamp and the rising Black River.

"The water was coming under the carport. We actually moved stuff in water," he said.

The bathroom was another story.

"The water in this bathroom started bubbling up...coming out of the commode," Cooper said.

There also were issues in the bedrooms.

"You can actually see where the water level was in this room. It was up to the bottom of the bed," Cooper said.

The carpet was wet all over the house.

"See the water in the carpet?" Cooper said.

His rental house is ruined and his other house met the same fate.

Now like so many others, Cooper will have to start over.

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