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Upstate towns deal with flooding aftermath

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MAULDIN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

In Maudlin, the water has receded, but homeowners are dealing with major water damage.

A home on Libby Lane saw so much water that the flooding knocked out a brick wall and flowed as high as the waists of the people inside.

Though the water is gone, the family can't stay there because the city deemed it unsafe.

Taquan Washington lives at the home. He wasn't there when it happened, but cell phone video shows a family member being rescued from the deluge.

"It's crazy how I can be gone since Monday and come back, and I get a call that my house has been destroyed. I mean, it hit me real bad," said Washington.

In Anderson County, the water is still above flood stage, and a popular lakefront park is now underwater.

Lake Hartwell has overflowed into Darwin Wright Park. The playground and park benches are flooded.

Shawn Dumais frequents the park.

"Now [the water] being that high, now it sucks that they closed the beaches. You want to go swimming when it's high, but a lot of people, I guess, think it's unsafe," said Dumais.

Other parkgoers, like fisherman Cory Tribble, enjoy the high water because he said there are more fish biting.

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