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Heavy rain floods Raleigh apartments

Posted June 16, 2009 1:49 p.m. EDT
Updated October 17, 2011 10:20 a.m. EDT

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

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.