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Chapel Hill still recovering from flooding

Posted July 28, 2013 6:36 p.m. EDT
Updated July 28, 2013 11:50 p.m. EDT

— A month ago Sunday, torrential rains flooded parts of Chapel Hill and other areas in Orange and Durham counties.

Town leaders say at least 141 homes or apartments in the area were condemned by all the rain and flooding.

Families are still displaced, and the work continues to rebuild.

Camelot Village Condominiums on South Estes Drive was one the hardest hit places. Sixty-eight units were damaged.

The water is no longer standing, but the aftermath of the flooding is still evident. There's still a mildew smell, rotted carpet remains outside homes and condemned signs are scattered throughout the complex

A month later, clean-up still continues and those who are able to return home say they won't forget.

"The suffering is not over for the people who were down here, and I think, if this is on the TV and people see it, they should keep everyone in their thoughts and prayers," said Camelot Village resident Rob Knight. "Some are living with relatives, some are waiting to move back, and some said, 'To heck with it and have gone their own way."