Eastside Flooding

By: Courtney Hayes
By: Courtney Hayes

The rain came and went in an hour, but the wet stuff always leaves behind at least a day of frustrations for Eastside residents. They say every time it rains their neighborhoods are underwater.

Everitt Avenue was practically impassable, but at least there were drains to suck the water up. In Springfield's Robindale community, residents have been begging for a drainage system for years.

Even an inch of rain floods Harry Payelle's back and front yards. He's says City Hall knows about the problem.

"They say they're gonna do something about it, but as far as I've seen nothing's been done. It does this even in a slow rain," says Payelle.

City leaders told Payelle it would cost around $1.5 million to fix the problem, a cost that's difficult for any small city to undertake.


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