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Hoover residents bring flooding problem to city council

Hoover residents line up at city council meeting to discuss recent flooding ({p}{/p}
Hoover residents line up at city council meeting to discuss recent flooding (

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Married couple Meredith and Chris Lagan said they moved into their home about a year ago.

Meredith said their home has flooded three times in the past six months.

Monday night she told City of Hoover Council members that the last time “we literally had to flee to higher ground because we were scared that we were gonna get hurt. This was suppose to have been our dream home. It is now ruining our finances.”

More than a dozen Hoover residents lined-up inside the City of Hoover’s Council Chambers Monday night as residents, one by one, voiced their concerns about flooding to council members.

They want the City’s storm water drainage system fixed and developers held accountable for their properties that have caused flooding.

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They said they’re fed-up with their homes flooding and the clean up only left in their hands.

Patricia Clemens said “we don’t even know, could we even live there no more. We afraid.”

“It turned out that it’s our problem because it’s on our property and I don’t think that’s acceptable at all” said Aaron Goldberg.

“I don’t know how to fix it. I need you guys to figure it out for us” said Lori Abbott.

Hoover City Council President John Lyda did not make a direct comment on their concerns but said he looks forward to a public-private partnership to resolve flooding concerns.

He said council will address Monday’s public comments at a later date.

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Monday night council approved repairs to additional right-aways damaged by recent flooding.

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