North Augusta flood victims begin cleanup


News 12 First at Five / Monday, June 3, 2013

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW) -- The Groves apartment complex was flooded with water early Monday morning, but by noon, the water was almost gone. The water levels Monday morning made it half way up most cars, but that's not the only thing that came out Monday -- volunteers from the Red Cross also made it and were there all day helping folks out.

Red Cross workers assisted flood victims all day Monday, and as residents try to figure what's left inside and how to clean the outside, the Red Cross was there to help.

"We had seven volunteers who were on the scene immediately following the calls about the flooding. A lot of the initial calls came in the middle of the night," said a Red Cross representative.

And one of those calls came from Jamie Wynn and her family. Wynn says she remembers hearing one thing early Monday morning.

"Just downpour," Wynn said.

Wynn had damage to her car last time waters got this high. So, after she made sure her family was safe, she started helping neighbors.

"We're banging on everybody's door to get them awake because we know how devastating it is to lose a vehicle not having any money," Wynn said.

Wynn's mother can now only fold what clean clothes they have left. The family says they are glad everyone is safe and that damage was minimal.

However, they did lose one thing.

"A baby crib. That was the only thing we couldn't put up on anything," she said.

News 12 was able to help get that family a new crib and diapers for the baby. The business that's donating the crib doesn't want to reveal its name and says it hopes others will be generous, too.

People can help by contacting the Aiken chapter of the Red Cross at (803) 641-4152.


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