Homeowners want to know why their home keeps flooding

Posted at 10:09 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 12:09:11-05

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    Keithville, LA (KTBS) — Waterfront property was not part of the deal.

Some homeowners in Caddo Parish are sick of their neighborhood flooding whenever it rains.

Keithville’s Woolworth Oaks subdivision took on water Monday morning.

Jason Daily says this is the fifth time water came up to his house, and the second time it flooded in just three years.

Daily says his home keeps taking on water, and he doesn’t feel like anyone is helping.

Monday morning, the Daily family woke up to a water covered floor.

Daily quickly got his toddler and five-month old to safety.

Daily says three to four hours later, the water receded.

Ken Ward, a Caddo Parish Project Manager, says this sounds like flash flooding, not a drainage problem.

The Dailys do live in a flood zone and their house has flooded before, but they’re still not getting the answers they want.

Daily says six homes were impacted by the flood on Monday.

But, Ward says none of these were reported to the parish.

The Dailys tell me they tried to call Monday, but never heard back.

According to Ward, the Dailys called one of the parish maintenance yards, which set a crew out to the area yesterday.

Jason says he saw the crew, but the workers couldn’t tell him what they were doing.

“They could not find a problem. I believe the water went up and went down very fast and they did not see anything there in the parish right away that would be causing a problem is what they reported,” said Ward.

“It’s scary and frustrating that we’re put in this situation, and we’re put in this situation not because we decided to build on the wrong side of the levee, or that we did something else, but because someone has neglected to change something and affects something they could. Regardless of how much it costs. people’s lives are in danger, and obviously our wellbeing is in danger, and nothing’s being done about it, it’s being ignored,” said Daily.

The Dailys also tell me they’ve reached out to neighborhood developers, but they aren’t getting help from them.

Right now, the family is staying in an RV a family member lent them.

They aren’t sure when they’ll be able to move out.

Some good news for the family, the parish will send another crew out to inspect the area again tomorrow.

The Dailys aren’t sure how much damage was done, or how much it’ll cost to fix.

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