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Eight units of an apartment complex in Santa Cruz flooded, no injuries reported

SANTA CRUZ, CALIF. (KION-TV)- UPDATE ON JAN. 22, 2024- People living at the Cypress Point Apartment Complex woke up to their apartments getting flooded.

The City of Santa Cruz said that Felix Street was flooded early Monday morning due to the overflow of the Nearly Lagoon. City officials said that eight apartments were impacted as a result of the flooding.

Santa Cruz Fire said that three of those apartments that were flooded were unoccupied. Firefighters were able to help people living in five occupied apartments move into vacant apartments throughout the complex.

Guadalupe Cuevas who lives at the apartment complex said her car did not flood but her sister's vehicle did not suffer the same fate.

"Her boyfriend went out around at 3 a.m. to check on his car and water was up to his knees," Cuevas said. "Her boyfriend came home from work because he works at the hospital and told her it is flooded."

Dani Tekele went outside on Monday morning and said the water was up to his calves.

"I came home at 8:30 p.m. and the street was fine," said Tekele. "And then an hour later, I saw the street was completely flooded."

Tekele said Felix Street was impassable to walk due to the amount of water.

"We waited a bit but you had to walk through the water, there was no other option." Tekele said.

Tekele's apartment was on the second floor and was not affected by the flooding.

City officials said that remediation work on the flooded apartments is being carried out with the help of the management company of Cypress Point apartment complex.

We have reached out to Graystar which manages the apartment complex and we are waiting to hear back on how many people had to move into the vacant apartments.

Original Story

Cypress Point Apartments in Santa Cruz experienced some flooding Monday morning as the nearby Lagoon Neary has flooded onto the complex.

Fire Authorities have confirmed that they sent an engine to respond to the situation, but it's unclear how severe the flooding is.

This is a developing story, and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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