It was not a Saturday morning that the people living at the Brook Hill Townhouses had hoped to wake up to.
As rain poured down on Wake County, breaking a rainfall record, homes and parking lots in Raleigh flooded. So much so, it required different rescue measures instead of simply walking out the front door.
The water forced 23 people out of their homes along Dana Drive, all rescued by the Raleigh Fire Department and emergency crews. “They knocked on our door and were like, ‘we need to hurry up and get you guys out,’ displaced resident Kayla Williams said. “I was having a panic attack, having a two-month-old. I was trying to keep calm and figure out how I was going to get out of here.” The 18-year-old new mom, her daughter, her boyfriend and his family hopped in a boat outside of their door at the Brook Hill Townhouses complex off Dana Drive.