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Officials and residents discussing flooding areas of Daviess Co.

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Homeowners on Wyndcrest Drive in Daviess County says every time there's a big rain, their street floods. Homeowners on Wyndcrest Drive in Daviess County says every time there's a big rain, their street floods.

Imagine being stranded in your home for days because of street flooding. Some homeowners in Daviess County are sharing their experiences and concerns with local officials.  

Homeowners on Wyndcrest Drive in Daviess County says every time there's a big rain, their street floods. 

The Daviess County Fiscal Court says houses on Wyndcrest Drive are in a flood plain and the street has flooded a few times over the last 15 years.

Neighbors say two weeks ago a large rain-fall flooded streets and people's yards. Some people 14 News spoke with said they couldn't leave their homes for a few days until the water levels dropped.  

The Daviess County Fiscal Court will be discussing the flooding at Thursday's meeting. They'll be talking to the county engineer and FEMA to come up with a fix. 

One solution might be to have FEMA purchase the flood-prone properties for demolition or install a back water valve in a ditch to carry excess water away.

"My biggest concern is the safety and the environment of the people and the neighbors. When is it going to be fixed? That's the bottom line," said George Bellows, a Wyndcrest Drive resident.

The Daviess County Fiscal Court says after Thursday's discussion, they will wait to hear back from the county engineer and FEMA before taking the next step. 

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