SAN DIEGO — Several homes were flooded Thursday morning due to a water main break in the South Bay.
The water main break originated some time after 4 a.m. in the 2300 block of Grove Avenue in the Nestor neighborhood.
Crews are working to fix the broken water main line, with repairs expected to last approximately six to eight hours as of 7 a.m., California American Water told FOX 5.
Residents in the area were told to expect low water pressure and discolored water, with some residents possibly having their water turned off during the repairs.
Video captured by OnScene.TV showed several homes that were flooded with water as residents worked to sweep the flooding from their home. One resident said her Christmas tree and the gifts around it were ruined by the flooding.
““The carpets are pretty much shot,” said Lenzoral Parham, whose townhome was flooded. “There about a foot of water was all the way across with mud and dirt and grime. “
Dozens of homes, townhomes apartments and condos in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Grove Ave. are expected to have been impacted by the flooding. The amount of damage to the properties has not yet been determined.
Joe and Christina Mesa sprung into action when the flooding started, going door to door to help those in need.
“I do this for a living so I started extracting what I can,” Joe Mesa said. “Wind, rain, earthquakes. We are here to help, our neighbors are one big happy family.