Berrien County neighbors frustrated with flooding
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – Flooding in Berrien County continues to frustrate residents. The county hwas hit hard during this last round of storms. This morning, high waters in Saint Joseph Township caused the foundation of a house to collapse, and possibly a gas-line to break. This was the second time that has happened to the home.
Elizabeth Naudi lives in Saint Joseph. She says that nearly every time it rains, her property floods. She also says that the Drain Commission office is not working to fix it anytime soon. “I just want some resolve. I don’t want to be trapped in my house every time it rains,” she said.
Drain Commissioner Christopher Quattrin says the department is having trouble keeping up with every work order that comes in. As of yesterday, there are 260 of them. “Very stressful for for you know, us as a drain office to actually even get work done. But as we get down the road on stuff, a whole other group of calls comes in.”
“I would like to see that the flooding in Berrien County is taken seriously so residents don’t have to live in panic that they’re going to be flooded,” Naudi says.