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Residents tired of dealing with flooding

By Dan Wells - bio | email

BELLEVUE, KY (FOX19) - People living in one Northern Kentucky neighborhood prepare for the worst every time it rains.

There is a $1.4 million plan to fix the problem, but the question is when will residents see it?

Homes and yards on Covert Run Pike in Bellevue flood when it rains.


"Well, it was a total of 37 and a half hours to do the June 14 flooding cleanup, and it flooded five or six times after that until up-to-date," said resident Jamie Wilk.

Wilk and her family are victims of storm water problems that bring mud, muck and more inside their home.

"It's very frustrating because we are trying to make our house look nice," said Wilk. "But there is no use in doing it if it's going to keep flooding and it's not like we can sell because no one is going to buy it, and we have all these repairs that have to be done and every time that it rains you have to stay up until like 3 a.m. and clean up all the sewage in the basement and then go to work."

As the rain begins, the levees go up in Bellevue. Flooding has been a problem in this neighborhood for years, and residents now say enough is enough.

"We've had up to three to five feet of water in our basement we have to pump it out you have to worry about the mold and mildew, the disease, germs, sickness and the health," said resident Debbie Mossman.

Neighbors say city engineering intervention is the only way to solve the problem.

"It's an excitement to hear that it's getting fixed but when?" said Mossman. "The bottom line is when."

Bellevue City Administrator Keith Spoelker says the project were due Sept. 14.

"We were very surprised when we were alone," said Spoelker. "No one submitted a bid for the project."

Bellevue officials say they now plan to go back to the drawing board with changes to the project that hopefully will attract a contractor to fix this neighborhood's nightmare.

"We're hoping to get some of our changes, including the traffic management plan together mid- October," said Spoelker.

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