Maumelle Apartment Flooding Catches Residents Off Guard

Published 08/18 2014 06:16PM

Updated 08/19 2014 08:19AM

MAUMELLE, AR - Some local apartment residents were caught off guard over the weekend after torrential rain. That rain caused flash flooding, leaving some without a place to stay.

At the Gables Apartments, the roadways may be dry and the grass a little damp, but the damage left inside dozens of apartments from Sunday's flooding is upsetting for the families who live there.

Monday afternoon, residents sat outside of their apartments as they waited for the water to dry. Inside their homes, carpets and baseboards were drenched.

Residents say the water came out of nowhere and rushed into their first floor apartments.

"I thought it was just going to be simple. Maybe it's raining and it's kind of flooded. Like a flash flood warning something like that, but not to be my apartment flooded out; not my apartment. I could have never imagined it to get this bad," said tenant Tadeesha Dansby.

As of now, residents affected are trying to salvage what they have left. Many are paying out of pocket for hotels while they wait to find a more permanent solution.

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