Rain in the metro is constantly causing headaches for one Jackson homeowner A house on Barwood Drive floods almost every time it rains.
Homeowners say they have complained to the city about knee deep water and poor drainage for years, but not much has been done. Jennette King Bond has been wading through the water inside her home for years.
"I would like to see the city come out here and do a thorough investigation.," said Bond. "To come out here and pay me for all the rot that this water has done to my house. We can't keep nothing dry here. It's affecting our quality of life. Look at our fencing, look at our house, it's wet. I would just like to be dry."
The waters come down the street adjacent from her home on Woodvine Street, and have caused a mess almost too much to bear.
"It(the water) comes into my yards and just smashes through. It makes water knee deep in my garage and in my house," said Bond. "They told us a long time ago to put a dam in the back, so the water wouldn't hit the house so much. We've borrowed $7,000 from our mortgage company so we could be able to put a dam back there and that hasn't done too good, because the water is still smashing through."
When the waters subside, Bond and her husband still have to deal with what is left behind. Rotted wood, mud and debris are seen all over the property. Her husband also digs in the ditches in front of their house, but still the drainage issue persists.
"This is a city problem, and we're using our money and our time to do this. Everything is wet and stays wet. I just want something done about our house rotting away," said Bond.
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