Increased Flooding for K-Beach, No Word on Disaster Declaration

Posted: November 18, 2013 at 7:08 am

The Governor is yet to declare a disaster for victims of K-Beach flooding. Parnell visited the homes almost three weeks ago, saying…

 

Gov. Parnell: “I was in the neighborhood around Eastway Drive and saw the roads flooded, saw the water surrounding the houses I mean certainly there’s going to be some recovery efforts required, it looked the situation was well in hand in terms of people were safe and being made safe but I spoke with Mayor Mike Navarre and offered whatever help the state could be. I know he was meeting with State Hydrologists and looking at the potential for disaster declarations so I pledge the state’s help and our thought’s and prayers are certainly with the residents that are experiencing that right now.”

 

The following day, Mayor Navarre declared a local emergency and requested help from the State. Officials warned that the paperwork could take some time.

 

The thought is providing little comfort for residents of K-Beach, where flooding has worsened with further rain and freezing. Resident Anna Boze  moved out with her family as the bottom level of their home filled with water and muck. The hardest blow was losing a decade of family heirlooms…

 

Boze: “You grab things you would not expect when it comes time to leave, and you leave things that you need actually.”

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