Annexed residence building flooding troubles in Alton

A spouse and children is caught in amongst county and metropolis strains subsequent an annexation into the town of Alton. 

Their house is flooded, and although they’re technically out in the nation, they say home throughout the street that was annexed by the city is bringing in extra flooding.

“If there is certainly any far more rain it is going to appear into our kitchen,” Alicia Garcia explained. 

Garcia suggests despite numerous makes an attempt to simply call the city, they have not been aided. Technically, flooding on Garcia’s assets is the county’s jurisdiction. 

“We’ve attempted calling the metropolis of Alton to barricade that residence throughout the road given that it belongs to them,” Garcia explained. “We’ve been individual, we’ve referred to as 9-1-1, and we’ve been explained to by the metropolis of Alton that we are not an crisis.”

Alton Town Manager Jeff Underwood claimed they have been doing work on aiding numerous individuals with flooding challenges – and they’re also striving to perform with the builders across the road. 

“That was the least expensive location out there and all the drinking water made use of to go to that spot,” Underwood claimed. “What we are likely to chat to the developer about is seeking to generate some soil to absorb much more of that h2o.”

Channel 5 News also attained out to Hidalgo County’s Crisis Administration to hear if they prepare to get included. So far we have not heard back again.

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