My home 2040 Elyetta St

Flooding on Elyetta in 2009

Here we go again...another year...another flood. This is all too familiar to us residents of Elyetta St as we just had to deal with this last February. Now a little over a year later, those papers we signed, you know Fort Wayne officials...the Voluntary Buyout, we have not forgotten, but it seems that you have. Are they sitting in a filing cabinet someone because we haven't heard anything else about a buyout. As you can see those funds went else where. Hope everyone likes the new stadium, while we are flooding over here. This city should stop spending the money on things we don't need...like why did we need a new stadium downtown...what was wrong with the stadium at the coliseum...NOTHING!!! Just another way for the city to spend money, and forget about who they are flooding out in the process. Everytime the city builds without correcting the sewer problems, we suffer...those prone to flooding are forgotten, oh...until a natural disaster happens...then the city acts like they care. We are tired of the city acting and want to see this city start doing for and taking care of the residents, instead of worrying about attracting tourists.

It is also sad how even our own neighbors can charge through the flood water, with no concern of damaging our homes. If you live around Taylor and Elyetta and have drove your vehicle through our water...we will remember your vehicle. How would you like to have water under your floors? How would you like to have water in your air duct system to where you have to turn your heat off? Maybe you should think about these things before driving down our street again.

We just want the city to do their part as they promised last year. So...Fort Wayne...you going to work on that FEMA grant or do we have to flood over and over again until our homes fall apart and are not worth saving before you get the hint?

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Christina Seitz says ... on Saturday, Mar 14 at 1:25 PM

This is my article and I say..if the city wants to use this land as a runoff for flood water..that's fine..but get the residents the hell out first! Wouldn't that make more sense? I don't care what they do with it, but take care of us first Ft Wayn

VICKI SEITZ says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 2:37 PM

yes this is awful, especially when you live with it once or twice a year.if you go 2 houses down from this house its 32 inches high. i live in the house down from this one. Its got worse sense they put in appleglen mall.the ponds are not full. why!!

Ken says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 9:09 AM

Here is what its really about. The city along with maumee river basin people have determined the Junk ditch and Trier to be natural flood paths. Meaning this is where they WANT the water to go. More dikes, the water gets pushed to the Junk.

Julie says ... on Friday, Mar 13 at 8:27 AM

That's awful.....hope things get better for you all.

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