|Published:||Sep 25, 2010 12:34 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 24, 2010 9:35 PM EDT|
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-- WINK News reported earlier this month about a neighborhood in North Fort Myers plagued with flooding problems.
Despite a break in rain earlier this week, the ditches were still filled with water.
But Friday, the county stepped into help.
There is a lot of extra vegetation is clogging the ditches along Nalle Grade Road.
Lee County recently declared a state of local emergency, so crews went out and laid down gravel to allow temporary access for emergency vehicles.
Friday, DOT crews went out and dredged the ditches, which it does regularly.
County officials say the ditches are deep enough to handle normal local rainfall, but when there's also a lot of rain in Charlotte, that run-off ends up here in those ditches.
Crews were on scene Friday scooping out the excess plant life so the flooding problem won't get worse, at least for now, and emergency vehicles can get in.
One of the homeowners WINK News spoke to said he'd be willing to pay higher taxes if it meant the problem will be dealt with for good.
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