BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Heavy rains caused flooding in several parts of Baltimore. That led to a lot of problems for people out on the road.
But as Monique Griego reports, some people were also forced out of their homes.
Overnight, heavy rain turned Spelman Street into a small pond, submerging a car under five feet of water.
“My brother came and woke me up around 7 saying my car was being flooded. By the time I looked out my window, it was almost halfway up my car,” said Joshua Robinson.
Neighbors say the water came fast and pretty soon poured into the Cherry Hill homes.
“Oh my goodness, I’ve never seen it like this before. It’s flooded before but not like that,” said Monique Whisonac.
Whisonac had to evacuate her home after it filled with one foot of water. The Housing Authority and Red Cross are now helping her and other neighbors clean up and pump out all of the water and mud. Until that’s done, the Red Cross is providing the 14 families with shelter.
Until the people can get back into their houses, the Cherry Hill Community Center has become their temporary home.
Flooding was widespread throughout the city. On Patapsco Avenue, several cars got stuck after firefighters say the drivers tried to go through four feet of water.
The water has since receded but residents in Cherry Hill still aren’t in the clear. Every time the rain comes down, the water here rises.
Firefighters say you should never try to drive through a street that has more than a foot of water on it.