St. Joseph Shores flooding predicted in 2009

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 09:28 AM.

Davidson, a resident of St. Joseph Shores at the time, saw that when these basins filled with rain and overflowed, the rain would go the only direction it could: downhill.

Davidson, who self-described his career as “fixing broken construction projects” said that it was only a matter of time before heavy rains put the St. Joseph Shores community underwater.

“The writing was on the wall,” he said, just as he told commissioners in 2009.

Despite the presentation, the warning fell on deaf ears.

Residents of St. Joseph Shores banded together to create Watermark Way LLC in hopes to streamline communication with the large companies.

Davidson’s hope was to create a comprehensive stormwater management plan for the area, created and implemented cooperatively between Gulf County, the St. Joe Company, and the residents of St. Joseph Shores.

The group is still waiting.

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