Several homes along
"This is the worst it's ever been here," Cox said. "We've seen flooding, but never, never, never to this mark."
When the water came, people didn't have time to clean out their houses, leaving behind furniture, clothes and family heirlooms.
But about 2 feet of water showed the reality of the situation, as bugs and sticks floated by, small fish swam down the road, the smell of stagnant water noticeable.
Mailboxes were halfway submerged, surpassing the flooding the community saw after Hurricane Matthew hit the coast in 2016.
"My grandma left with only the clothes she had on her back," Cox said, with tears streaming down his face.
Cox described his neighborhood as "knowing no strangers." Each house is filled with members of his family, he said. At the start of the road, people came to see the damage, wondering how high the water was in the homes of their friends and family.
"Today is Sunday," Cox said. "We'd probably be getting ready to grill out. It's crazy. Not today. But we're still going to have dinner."
The community was planning to have dinner at one of their hotels, keeping their tradition alive.
"It's all I know," he said. "I know
Cox, whose house flooded along
While the water is far from gone, Cox knows the neighborhood will come together to get everyone back on their feet.
In the past, houses impacted by floodwaters have not received much help from the government and from the
Only two homes on the road have flood insurance.
"We know we gotta pull it together and help everybody fix each other's houses over here. I'm a carpenter, by the way, so this is what I do," Cox said.
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