Residents outraged over flooded neighborhood

By Christy Hutchings - bio | email

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - Getting caught out in the rain isn't usually a very big deal, but Thursday night's heavy rain had some people flooded out of their neighborhood. They're stuck in the street, waiting for the water to go down in West Chatham, off Quacco Road at the Hampton Place subdivision.

Residents stood outside the entrance to their neighborhood for hours, unable to get their cars through.  Others tried to make it through, but stalled out, even having to be towed back home.

The flooding is becoming all too common for residents here, as well as surrounding neighborhoods. "I'm very upset," said Linda Wilkens who has been outside waiting to go home for more than four hours. "We've been dealing with this for the last five years that we've lived in this neighborhood. We've contacted the county. They say it's the developer's responsibility. The developer says it's the county's responsibility. Nobody wants to take responsibility for it."

Faith Anderson agrees, "As you can see we're tax payers, and this is ridiculous. Somebody should be accountable.  At least answer the phone calls."

Anderson also had been waiting four hours to go home. We'll let you know what the neighborhood plans to do.

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