What makes the whole ordeal more frustrating for some residents is that some of the homes that experienced flooding in 2010 were spared this go-around and problems were scattered throughout the city.
He knows some residents that had as much as 3 to 4 feet in theirs, including one neighbor with a finished basement. Wildgrube said the couple lost their washer and dryer, water heater, furnace and a freezer chest filled with meat that actually floated on the surface of the water before flipping over. He reported the neighbor's problem was the sanitary sewer lines that had the toilet in the basement backing up.
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There will be a multi-agency resource center set up from
In 2010, the
The residents were moved back into the facility Monday and Tuesday after the floors were cleaned and items that had been stacked on beds to protect them from potential water damage were returned to their original location.
"It's hard," Morgan said. "This time of the year it's really hard because you're just trying to stay caught up because this is our busy time of the year."
Whether you speak to residents like Wildgrube or business owners like Morgan, the consensus seems to be that the problem is unfortunately bound to happen again. They feel the ditches and culverts meant to channel the water away from the area are too heavily burdened by a heavy rain.
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