AURORA - Nearly one week after a storm flooded an Aurora parking garage, dozens of residents of a nearby apartment complex are being forced to move.
The downpour left many units uninhabitable at Skyline View apartments at East Alameda and Ironton. The Aurora neighborhood was among the hardest hit areas of the Denver metro area on Thursday.
Those who rode out the storm say the skies just opened up, with heavy rain overwhelming the drainage systems, flooding streets, and submerging cars in a nearby parking garage.
Restoration crews have been working at the apartments since late last week. They're going door-to-door checking each unit for damage.
They still don't have an exact number of apartments affected.
In just a few hours, this storm caused a lot of chaos for a lot of people. Residents took home video of the water rushing into their homes.
Even some of the top floor units had a couple of inches of standing water inside, which was more than enough to damage or destroy a lot of people's property.
"It was like it was raining in my hallway. There was so much water coming out. The lights started flickering, even with the breaker off. I saw water was going into the actual fuse box, running down that wall and going into the fuse box. We left and went to a motel that night" displaced resident Sandi Samuel said.
Samuel and her family are still staying in a motel and hoping to move into another apartment as theirs has been deemed unlivable.
Property managers say each of the 112 units needs to be inspected for damage and tested for mold.
Drying-out and making repairs will be a lengthy process, so displaced residents like Samuel are staying in motels and temporary apartments.
Managers have been working since last week trying to relocate people.
They're waiting on the results of mold tests to see just how extensive the damage really is, and how long it will take to cleanup.
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