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Constant flooding causes New Port Richey neighborhood to stink

Constant flooding causes neighborhood to stink
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Posted at 3:51 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 17:48:45-04

High tide is bringing a low tide smell, and other problems, to a New Port Richey neighborhood.

Residents on Sierra Terrace contacted ABC Action News after they say they have dealt with years of flooding, mosquitoes, damage to vehicles, and stinky stagnant water from the Gulf; during high tide and even worse with rainfall.

According to one resident, who has lived in the area for the past eight years, the street floods multiple times a week almost year round.

"Our street is like a bowl and they just leave it to tend to ourselves, and we feel like we've been ignored," neighbor Scott Baum said.

ABC Action News contacted county commissioner Jack Mariano about the problem. Mariano said a county stormwater crew ordered two flap gates to be installed in front of surrounding culverts to help mitigate the flooding. The flap gates are expected to arrive next week and will be installed during the right tide time.