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Gulfstream to help employees after cars damaged by flood waters in parking lot

POOLER, GA (WTOC) -

Gulfstream Aerospace stepped up to help the employees whose cars were affected by Monday night's record breaking rainfalls.

The north parking lot flooded with several of the cars still parked there.

On Monday, much of the parking lot was covered in water. The area got so much rain that a retention pond overflowed and flooded the parking lot with the cars still in it, but luckily the company is offering to help.

More than 40 cars were damaged from the intense flooding in the parking lot. Gulfstream sent out notices, telling employees to move their cars, but not everyone got there in time.

The company had to hire a tow truck company on Monday night to get the cars out of the water, and on Tuesday the water had almost completely receded. Gulfstream said it will help the employees pay for whatever damages is not covered by insurance.

"Many of them were able to get their cars moved, but there were about 40 individuals who were not able to get their cars moved, so we had to tow them out of the area and we are going to cover all of their out of pocket expenses, and we want to make sure that they're totally taken care of," said Steve Cass, Vice President of Communications for Gulfstream.

With more chances of afternoon thunderstorms in the forecast, Gulfstream put out yellow caution tape and barricades to encourage people to park away from the retention pond.

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