Grimes Flooding Continues

By: Cynthia Washington Email
By: Cynthia Washington Email

A neighborhood in Grimes is under water once again.

"Our intentions where that we would get all the water drained off and be able to put a dam over there and hold it in, but I never imagined four inches of rain would do this again this soon," said Billie Jo Dasinger, Grimes mayor.

"Oh yeah my yard is flooded about every time we have had to raise our cooling system up and can't buy insurance for our house anymore they dropped that because they saw all of the flooding out here," said Mark Traylor, flood victim.

A pump runs for hours every day in hopes of pumping the water out of the Grimes neighborhood but residents feel with the upcoming rain, they could be back to square one.

"I don't know, it is supposed to rain I think tomorrow and its just going to get higher," said Dasinger.

The mayor and residents have reached out for help.

"The mayor can't seem to get any help from anyone we have called everyone from FEMA to EPA to the health department to HarriAnne Smith's office to the governor to Martha Roby and no response from any of those," said Traylor.

Residents say they're running out of options.

"We have put out sandbags, dug trenches other than that there isn't anything else we can do they is no where to direct it to anymore," said Traylor.

Mayor Dasinger says the town can't afford to do much more to help residents.

Last week, the city of Grimes thought they had the flooding under control, but after last nights rain that all changed.

Now there is even more flood damage.

The Mayor of Grimes has said that he doesn't know what can be done until the water has completely been removed.

The city has discussed building dams to prevent the water from flooding this area again.

WTVY went out to Grimes today to see the flooding first hand. Tune into to News 4 tonight and WRGX News at 5:30 p.m. for a full report.

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