Jesup residents clean up after flooding

Jesup residents clean up after flooding

JESUP, GA (WTOC) - The cleanup is just beginning for families in Jesup who woke up to flooding on Tuesday morning.

Homes on Pinebloom Drive were underwater Tuesday morning. The American Red Cross is working with flood victims.

Most of the water has drained at this point. The Brunswick Chapter of the Red Cross responded to assess what assistance these families may need.

Juanita King had extensive flooding in her home. Most of her belongings are ruined. Even her dryer had water in it.

"Me and my son we are getting the debris up out of the yard out of the storage house. everything was turned over water was in the dryer. I came in the kitchen was soaked the living room was soaked my furniture is soaked," King said.

Brandon Jones' home is flooded as well. He said they tried to stop the water from seeping in. He said this is enough to make him want to move from the area.

"It started coming through the doors. and we tried to block it with towels and then probably about 10-15 minutes later it got higher and higher," he said.

As people begin the long cleanup from the overnight flooding, volunteers from the American Red Cross went door-to-door Tuesday to see what sort of damage has been done and what type of help people may need.

"Right now, we're doing damage assessment to see what needs to be done. we're going house to house we had a few phone calls and we're checking the addresses that we have to see what assistance people need and to see if we can give them any help that we can," said Alan Harper, an American Red Cross volunteer.

Residents are bracing for the possibility of more rain.

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