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Quincy working to relieve flood concerns as Dorian approaches Florida's east coast

Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 17:58:34-04

QUINCY, Fla. — The feeling tonight, the same for families, in one Quincy community.

Worried about what's to come from Hurricane Dorian. Last week homes flooded on Virginia and Flagler Street causing damage to a number of homes.

The city leaders are putting sandbags back out. Notice how they're at an angle? That's to move the runoff water from MLK in the direction opposite to the intersection of Flagler and Virginia Streets.

They'll also make sandbags available for everyone and machines to help pump some of that water will be available as well.

These two streets are more likely to flood because when the developer built the neighborhood, two inches drainage pipes were installed as opposed to the normal 3-5 inch pipes.

Since then, people living here have been begging the commission for help.

Mayor Keith Dowdell says he's working to straighten the problem out.

"It's been an ongoing problem you know for years, but you know -- an act of God. We can't control that, but we can kind of control when we have knowledge that something like this is going to happen," said Dowdell. "We can put something in place to kind of deter the overflow."

The commission is also holding a budget meeting in about 30 minutes to discuss funding to fix those drainage pipes.

The city is handing out flyers with hurricane prep reminders on them around town.