COLUMBIA, SC (WNCN) — In all the seriousness and worry of flooding from nearly 2 feet of rain, one South Carolina TV station found a woman for a ‘lighthearted moment’ during the historic flooding on Sunday.
WIS-TV in Columbia, which was in continuous coverage of flooding, talked to a woman simply known as “Angela” who had to rush from her now-submerged apartment to avoid rapidly-rising flood waters.
Angela, who lives at Shandon Crossing Apartments, found water coming her the door of her apartment — and took only her dog and frozen pizzas, she told the TV station.
“I grabbed nothing but two Totino’s pizzas out of the refrigerator and my doggie and we left. That’s it,” she said in a video posted on the WIS website and Facebook page.
“I tried to grab more other things but they weren’t even worth it. That’s all I have.. I can’t worry about it — that’s wordly things.”
WIS posted the video as “A lighthearted moment during today’s flooding coverage! We all need to smile during times like this.”
Angela told reporter Mary King about two neighbors who didn’t escape their flooding apartment as quickly. The pair had to “stand on a Cadillac” while a motorboat came to rescue them, she said.
“What’s next for me honey is just hoping to hear from Red Cross.. hoping it don’t come up father.. because that is where my shelter is up this hill here at my friend’s house,” Angela said.
“As long as it doesn’t come up further, we shall be alright,” Angela added.