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Greenbriar neighbors deal with flooding

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Floodwaters are pooling in neighbors' yards in the Greenbriar subdivision, and they're not happy it's happening again.

“Oh I can’t sleep when it’s pouring down rain like last night," said Mary Ramey, who lives in the subdivision.

“We bought a house in this neighborhood in 84, and this is the second time we’ve been flooded really bad. In 2016, it was awful, and we have talked to Castle Point. We have talked to the county, and nobody will stop Castle Point from draining the water down on our neighborhood," she said.

Once it pours down the street, it pools in neighbors' yards.

“This lady here, see how the water is on her side of the house there, and when it gets so bad that it’s on both sides of the house, then it runs right into my yard, which is right behind her," said Mary.

She said the last time the water came into her backyard, it took the mulch out of her garden and washed it up against the front gate.

In total, the water damage cost $12,000 in 2016 and $10,000 back in 1996.

“We’re just really upset that we have a nice home and it’s killing us down here," said Mary.

ABC 57 reached out to Castle Point to see if they're aware of the problem and are doing anything about it, and they hung up.

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