Anderson deals with aftermath of the storm

Dec 11, 2014 9:35 PM

The City of Anderson was hit extremely hard by this latest storm -- classes were cancelled for many students after much of the town became flooded.
Action News Now Reporter Angela Musallam spoke to people around Anderson who fell victim to the flooding.

The City of Anderson looked more like "Lake Anderson" -- some areas were left almost completely under water, but that didn't stop some free spirits from turning the floods into their own water wonderland.

An overnight pounding of rain wreaked havoc around town.
The semi-flooded intersection at Balls Ferry Road is nothing compared to the wrath Wednesday night's storm unleashed on Volonte Park.

"This is the second time I've seen this in the seven years I've lived here."

Meet Jason Bright -- a rookie kayaker who figured he'd get a little workout in before heading to work.

"There wasn't very much water in Shasta Lake for's too hard to get to so...I'm right across the street from my own house...I'm gonna love it...I'm gonna take advantage of it."

And that he did.
Jason had the makeshift lake all to himself for part of the morning before he was joined by a few more brave souls.
Kerry and Jack have the day off from school because of the severe storm so they decided to come out and play -- the 50-degree weather was the least of their worries.

"We just wanted to come down and have fun...I went rafting here a few years ago."

Others didn't take so lightly to the flooding around the city.

"I've never seen anything like this, Anderson is flooded everywhere, it's crazy!"

The Anderson Meadows apartment complex off Highway 273 was also hit hard by the overnight storm.
Water reached knee-level inside the parking lot, then swept into some of the apartments on the first floor.
One of those apartments belongs to Kristina Bakken.

"I woke up and I was literally ankle deep in water!"

The water spread throughout Kristina's apartment, soaking her daughter-in-law's baby items -- she was due a week ago.

"The crib is two inches in water, and I'm just worried about where we are going to stay."

The flooding in Anderson subsided Wednesday evening, according to City Manager Jeff Kiser.
The Red Cross is helping anyone whose apartment was flooded by the storm.


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