|Published:||Sep 11, 2013 11:15 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 11, 2013 11:52 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, FL.--WINK News is uncovering new details to a story we had team coverage of a month ago.
A five-year-old boy was sucked into a drain in Fort Myers and dumped into the Caloosahatchee.
Owen Just was funneled down the pipe, the length of three football fields.
After it happened the city told us it would look at other storm drains in the city and put bars over them, if necessary.
Now, more than a month later we found out the city has covered up 5 drains.
Some parents tell us that is not acceptable.
"Now one would hope that with an incident like this happening, there would be a quick turnaround and with so much rain that we have had every day," said Tina Gelinas.
Gelinas has three children and is frustrtated that large drains even just right around the corner from her house are still wide open.
"Especially in this rainy season, we are all aware of it and it shouldn't be something we should have to wait for," said Gelinas.
But Public Works director, Saeed Kazemi, says the city takes this very seriously and is figuring out just how many large, open drains there are across the city.
"After we have them pin-pointed they will go out and look at the pin-pointed area," said Kazemi.
"We are doing more than enough, we will have all these mapped out and look at it," said Kazemi.
Kazemi says they plan to have all the large drains covered after this rainy season is over.