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Heavy rain floods Raleigh apartments

Posted June 16, 2009
Updated October 17, 2011

— Radar estimates indicate that as much as 4 inches of rain fell Tuesday in sections of Wake County, causing isolated flooding.

Flooding damages homes, stands motorists Flooding damages homes, stands motorists

Some residents of a Brookhill Apartments on Dana Drive in Raleigh came home to find their units flooded. Jason Kim lost just about everything he owns. He has renter’s insurance but says it doesn't cover floods.

“So I don't know what I’m going to do. I’m a student at N.C. State. I don't have a job. I mean, what can I do?” Kim said.

Kitos Gonzalez has only lived in the apartment for three days and had not yet purchased renter's insurance.

“We are going to move from here,” he said while looking at the damage.

Emma Cruz and her four children were going to spend the night at a hotel.

"It is like basically walking into a puddle of mud,” she said of her unit.

More rain for Wednesday

Overcast skies, sprinkles and showers and isolated storms remain in the forecast for early Wednesday and late afternoon, WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel said. The temperatures will stay low, no higher than the upper 70s.

After that, the weather will do a dramatic turnabout.

"As the week goes on, the sunshine returns, and by the end of the work week and the weekend, we could be baking," said WRAL Meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday will all see highs in the 90s. Some spots could even get up to 100 degrees on Saturday.


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  • bvw30 Jun 17, 2009

    I lived in that same complex over 10yrs ago they have always had a serious problem with flooding..granted there were 4 inches of rain yesterday..but a mere fraction of that would haved caused the same damage at that complex due to this ongoing problem I think the apt complex bears a lot of the responsibility..they have failed to insure proper drainage due to the fact that the majority of the tenants there are illegals or students.

    Brookhill apts should have fixed the drainage problemback when Clinton was the President.

  • FromClayton Jun 17, 2009

    i wonder what the apartment is going to do to help these people. 4 inches is a lot of rain, but I bet they also had debree covered drains or something like that.... we have had more than 4 inches of rain before...

  • FromClayton Jun 17, 2009

    red cross will help these people. if you want to help then contact the triangle chapter of the red cross. they have a website.

  • me2you Jun 17, 2009

    Anybody heard how to help these people? I have things I can donate. I've been there...know what it's like.

  • tgw Jun 16, 2009

    Neuse River could use some scowering. Wish we could get rid of the downed trees in the river.
    Hope all who have experienced home damage are ok. Red Cross will do their best to make them whole again.

  • redmoon Jun 16, 2009

    2.60" west side of Knightdale, you can have some of mine..

  • time4real Jun 16, 2009

    it tapered off before it ever started in my part of wake county.
    tapered like a ...