Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Flooding Conditions Continue in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG -- The weekend rainstorm may be over, but the impact is still being felt throughout the region. In Harrisburg, many were still dealing with flooding concerns after nearly six inches of rain hit the area.
"I'm concerned right now, if it starts raining again then this water is just going to add to it and then it will be up in my garage," explains Harrisburg resident Mike Sullivan. "We will just keep watching it and hoping and praying for the best."
On Sunday, standing water had completely submerged Sullivan's backyard. He says a similar flood, back in 2008, destroyed many of his possessions.
"It has gotten into my garage," he says. "Ruined everything in my garage. We just had to have a guy come in and start scooping it all out."
City workers with the water and sewer department have been working overtime to alleviate the flooding.
"We came out about 4 a.m. on Saturday and had some flash flooding in some of the streets and started to have some sewer main backup," says Water and Sewer Superintendent Kelly Hefner.
Several roads were still impassable Sunday afternoon and will remain blocked off as the city works to pump the standing water.
"We've still got a few street covered out in Gaskin City, out by the ball diamonds," says Hefner. "What we will try to do is pump out our entire water shed. So we will probably be pumping through Monday night."
Wind: 12 MPH
Humidity: 46 %