"It was disheartening,"she said.
For Jewell Woods, a ditch, residents say, is to blame for the community's flooding woes. By Saturday morning, there was about 10 inches of water on
Although not as bad as the historic rainfall that flooded the neighborhood with feet of water, damaging homes and requiring residents to be rescued by boat, continued flooding is causing Latson to question moving on with her home repairs.
She estimates the total damage and loss of her property to be around
Saturday, Latson and her husband wanted to hang drywall in the lower level, but arriving to flooded streets that made them change their plans. This time, water didn't make its way into the their house, but it made it well into the yard. Now the two are afraid their work will be for nothing.
"It's hard to not want to move forward because we want to get back in our house," she said, "but how quickly is this going to be damaged again?"
Now the shock and sadness is turning to anger that the problem isn't being fixed. Latson has joined others in her neighborhood to seek compensation. The group served
According to their tort notice, neighborhood residents "suffered severe and destructive floods because of the negligence of the governmental entities responsible for controlling the increased runoff from the recently completed
Antonucci, though, is assuring residents that they are not alone. He encouraged them to seek out a low-interest disaster loan.
The center will remain open from
And Antonucci said
"He is going to do everything he can to help us find a solution," Antonucci said of Kane. "I think in the near future we will be making great strides to recovery."
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