Liberty Lake Woman Cleaning Up After Apartment Flood - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Liberty Lake Woman Cleaning Up After Apartment Flood

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. – Traci McGarry just moved in to her apartment at the Country Vista apartment complex in Liberty Lake a few weeks ago; she still has boxes spread across the floor, boxes and water.

She and her family spent hours today trying to dry out the carpets and her things, after water from a downspout came washing up into the entryway of her unit.

"The floor was soaked," McGarry told KHQ.  "When I woke up I went to walk in the kitchen to make coffee, and as soon as I stepped onto the carpet to go in the kitchen it was wet."

The water spread out across her kitchen, hall closet, entryway, and into her little boy's bedroom.

"At first I thought maybe an apartment above us had flooded, but then I realized it was from the storm," she said.  "Everything was soaking wet, and I didn't know what to do."

All she could do was hang her rugs outside to dry, and call family members to come help.

The executive suite across the hallway also took in water, and the furniture had to be moved out while the carpet company moved in to help.

"It's very frustrating," McGarry added.

She, and her fiancé, wanted a first floor unit to keep her little boy safe from falling out of a window; but now, she's not so sure.

"If it floods once, it can flood again, and if the problem's not solved, it can happen again," she said.

Luckily, she doesn't think anything of her is ruined; it will just take some time, and patience for her apartment to get back to normal.

She's hoping the apartment managers will move the downspout so she won't have to worry about the water coming in again the next time it rains.

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