Torrential Rain Floods Apartment Complex

Published 04/04 2014 04:44PM

Updated 04/24 2014 05:49PM

Evansville, Ind. - Reports of flooding at Sugar Mill Creek and Carriage House Apartments. More than six inches of rain in just 24 hours. Just too much to take, for many tristate roads. It has been so bad, some people did not get to work on time or get to appointments on time because one road or another had too much water on it.

A section of U.S. Highway 60 was impassable and part of a Posey County Road washed away. Some people at Sugar Mill Creek Apartments on Evansville's east side were stuck in their complex this morning.

All that rain in just a matter of hours caused three lakes at the development to overflow. We spoke to several residents both on and off camera. They say they've seen it flood there in the past, but never this severe.
Residents at Sugar Mill creek woke up to this after last night's storm.

"We're always concerned water will seep in".
"I didnt' notice it till this morning, I went to put out the trash but, there was a lake in the way".
"It's ridiculous".

They found their cars submerged in at least a foot of water. Some three feet or more.
Some drivers decided to take the risk and tread through the high waters to get out of the development.
We asked one resident if he was concerned about his car.

"Hopefully mine is tall enough with a car who knows what might happen".

Residents say the flooding happens when it rains but, some say it hasn't been this severe.

" This is the worst its been" says, Denise Swinford.

Swinford has lived here for over 20 years. She says she watched the water rise closer and closer to her doorstep and she feared the worst.

"I'm thinking I'mma lose everything" [SIC], she added.

Complaints have been reported to managers at Sugar Mill Creek and there were water pumps on site to help bring water levels down. No one was seriously hurt. Residents say they felt mostly inconvenienced by being stuck in their homes waiting for the water to recede. Managers at sugar mill say they are doing everything they can to rectify the problem. However, they could not say how long it would take for water levels to go down.

Report by Fadia Patterson
fpatterson@tristatehomepage.com
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