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Flooding a way of life in Jacksonville's Garden City

6:59 PM, Jun 25, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tropical storm rains added to the frustrations of Garden City residents who experience flooding even after summer showers.

"It is pathetic," said Marva Lawton standing on the porch of her mobile home that was high and dry.

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Woody Smith has lived in the area, located near Dunn Avenue and Lem Turner, for 33 years.

"It can be a summer shower and it fills up this ditch here," said Smith.

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Jumbo Breland is the spokesman for the Garden City Homeowners Association. He believes a retention pond is the inexpensive solution and has made the suggestion to city hall.

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On Monday, Breland was back on the phone talking to Public Works asking them to survey the flooding and listen to his suggestions.

Until Tropical Storm Debby passes, this community knows it can expect more flooding. Homeowners say it is something they unfortunately have to live with.


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