When it rains it floods for St. Joe Shores resident

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

When water levels got too high, Price called Lewis who then brought out the city’s pump to her residence.

“Jake has been very helpful through it all,” said Price.

This year, as the summer rains continued, Price asked Lewis to leave the pump on her property and she puts on thigh-high rubber boots to wade through the water and pump the yard in the morning and evening, a process that takes roughly 2-3 hours.

“I need help,” said Price. “The flooding happens consistently every time it rains.”

Price said that she never had the problem before the WindMark holding pond was dug. She has spoken with attorneys in Tallahassee who have recommended she take action against the county.

Price would prefer not to take legal action; she simply wants a drain installed to keep the water at bay.

“Something has got to be addressed out there,” said County Commissioner Ward McDaniel, who has also visited Price. “Those people can’t continue with that.”

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