When it rains it floods for St. Joe Shores resident

Floodwaters

Betty Price, a 31-year resident of St. Joe Shores has fought floodwaters for the last four years due to lack of drainage in the area.

Wes Locher
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 09:42 AM.

While the constant summer rains may have proved to be an inconvenience for tourists and beach-goers this summer, for area resident Betty Price, rain is a nightmare.

Price has been a 31-year resident of Watermark Way in the St. Joe Shores community outside of WindMark Beach and for the last three years, her backyard, garage and utility room have all flooded each time it has rained.

This summer’s weather made her day-to-day routine especially irksome.

It all started four years ago when a holding pond was installed for WindMark Beach.

There wasn’t any form of drainage on the county land behind Price’s household and thus nowhere for the water to go as the rain continued to fall. She noted that as the water levels rise, it spilled out of the pond and down onto her property.

“I would watch the water flowing from the pond back into my yard,” said Price.

Since then her backyard has continually flooded during the summer months and as water levels continued to rise, it invaded her car port and utility room.



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