“All of a sudden there was a whole bunch of water in my house,” says Makaliah Pearson.
And the water found its way in every room of Pearson’s apartment.
“There was four to six inches out in front of my door and in my kitchen,” she says.
But Pearson wasn't the only family flooded out.
Jamison Culley was trying to salvage his furniture.
“For the most part the more expensive of my pieces, there's water damage on the legs,” Culley says.
In all 24 families were flooded out from their Atherton apartments in Taylorsville.
It put a damper on their Fourth of July.
“We were hoping freedom would reign not rain,” says Josh Martin.
Fire crews were called in to help at around 5:30 Thursday morning and eventually found the problem.
“We didn't know if it as sewage when we got here but we eventually made the determination it was storm water from the storm drains in the morning," says Captain Clint Mecham of Unified Fire Authority.
Red Cross was on the scene to help families with shelter, food and drinks.
But the landlord also stepped in giving tenants another place to stay in the complex.
“I won't have to find a new place or a place to keep my dog and daughter,” says Pearson. “It will be a great place to go."