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Flooding continues days after last rain in Lynn neighborhood and homeowners want answers

Posted at 6:35 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 19:32:40-04

LYNN, Ind. -- Some Randolph County residents say rain from three days ago is still causing flooding concerns in their neighborhood.

Barbara Holliger says water began bubbling up in her yard and has continued to flow into the drains in her neighborhood.

Holliger says the water is green and hurts her feet when she walks in it.

“I don’t know if there are chemicals that are harmful. When I talked to the county surveyor he asked me if I had it tested – I said it’s not my job,” said Holliger. “If they think that it is an issue they should have it tested.”

Holliger’s neighbor across the street says the water came up so fast and high that it got into her house and flooded her back bedroom.

Residents think the water comes from the retention and detention ponds that are on the property of Astral Casket Company, but

The Randolph County Surveyor Ed Thornburg says the greenish tinge in the water is moss, but he’s still working to determine the cause of the flooding.

He says its going to cost about $5,000 to get a company to come out and use cameras to find the source of the blockages.

Thornburg plans to contact that company on Monday. He says the drainage problem could run as much as a quarter of a million dollars to fix, which would cost each homeowner in the area around $2,000.

Homeowners would be able to pay their portion over a five-year period.

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