In Fayetteville neighborhood, frustration rises along with floodwaters

Posted November 12, 2020 4:34 p.m. EST
Updated November 12, 2020 5:31 p.m. EST

— Residents of Bombay Drive in Fayetteville are getting frustrated after the creek behind their homes rose again.

"It shouldn't be this normal," said Steve Ragsdale, who recently moved to the neighborhood.

“The city should be out here, helping out, doing something to clear out the drains. Something needs to change. This should not be an issue every day.”

Shakeyla Ingram, a member of the Fayetteville City Council, visited the neighborhood Thursday, where the road was blocked by cones and a pump ran almost non-stop.

"Infrastructure is failing us," she said. "We have a lot of storm drainage pipes that need to be larger, especially in this area. A lot of them are smaller where they need to be a little bit bigger."

Ingram said city leaders were asking for help from the state and federal government.

"We are proactively working toward addressing issues and trying to get your state delegation involved with sending resources down to us," she said.

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