|Published:||Sep 25, 2013 2:27 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 25, 2013 6:37 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - "Im tired of band aids," said Michael Bracco.
Michael Bracco has lived in Turtle Lakes for 12 years and says this year's rain was the worst.
"This summer has been horrendous with the flooding, we've flooded 10-12 times excessively as we all know," said Bracco.
Bracco and his neighbors inside the Forest Lakes Community are sick of getting soaked. On Wednesday, the community's Municipal Taxing Service Unit held an emergency meeting to come up with a plan.
"The short term solution is to clear the swales that serving as a primary draining system," said Michelle Arnold, the Alternative Transportation Modes Director.
These swales run along the Quail Run Golf Course. Crews plan to start clearing them next week. Michelle Arnold, with the county, said they also considered pumping out the water. But Arnold admits the low-lying neighborhood is prone to these types of problems.
"You're always going to have some flooding. The hope is that we don't get to the point where the flooding is so severe that people can't pass in the event of an emergency," said Arnold.
The MTSU will meet again on October 1. Board members said they will discuss and come up with a long term plan that will help fix the flooding problems.
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