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Medway Apartment Complex Devastated by Flood

MEDWAY -- About one hundred residents remain displaced after storm flooding forced evacuations at the Laynecrest Manor apartments.

"Actually what it looks like it reminds me of Katrina," said resident Janice Cumming comparing her front yard to the infamous Louisiana hurricane.

Almost 24 hours after the storms hit the reality has set in for people who live here. Janice and her husband came back after the evacuation and found they couldn't save a thing.

"He said we just lost everything there's nothing left we have nothing," she said with tears in her eyes.

Crews were called into remove debris from the floodwater of the storm drains could empty the parking lot. The flooding made it look more like a lake more like a lake, with the depths up to 8 feet.

Brittani Gatz had been kayaking across the flooded complex to her front door. She estimates her losses and damages in the tens of thousands of dollars.

"The fridge is toppled over floors are floating. It's a disaster in there," she said. "There's so many elderly people who hear who don't have anywhere to go. Fortunately I have my dad," she said with relief.

Residents are getting help from the Red Cross. A shelter has been set up at the Medway United Methodist Church.

"The scope is large because of the total devastation," said Mike Larson, executive Director of the Red Cross for Clark and Champaign counties.

"Our first concern was getting them fed and helping them get comfortable," he said.

Residents were told that once the water is drained people of 24 hours together there things. It will be 4 to 6 months before they can move back in.

"That sounds like a lifetime and we just moved in here," said Gatz.

"I lost it I mean that was our home... that's our home," cried Janice.

The property owners of Laynecrest Manor told residents who want to move back in after the cleanup they will not get their security deposit back but will be credited $500. For those who want to leave the complex for good they will get their deposit back and an additional $100.

The local fire chief said he expects the water to be fully drained by 9 o'clock Friday morning.

 
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