September 30, 2023

Final Saturday’s downpour aggravated flooding issues in Wildwood.

For Wanda Sanchez, it was the newest episode in 11 years of flooding at her Powell Avenue residence north of Cleveland Avenue (County Street 466A).

She requested commissioners Monday night time to discover a answer. However Metropolis Supervisor Jason McHugh mentioned an answer could not come quickly.

“Inside quarter-hour, it floods,” Sanchez mentioned. “When is that this going to be taken care of?”

McHugh mentioned her road is considered one of a number of Wildwood areas with frequent flooding.

“We’re engaged on quite a few tasks,” he mentioned, including that the town is ready for the state water administration district to finish its plan, which can set challenge priorities.

Wildwood additionally lately acquired approval of its floodplain administration program. The state Workplace of Floodplain Administration closed a group help investigation and reported to the Federal Emergency Administration Company that the town’s program is compliant and Wildwood is eligible to take part within the Nationwide Flood Insurance coverage Program.

The Nationwide Flood Insurance coverage Program gives insurance coverage for owners, enterprise house owners and renters. It covers injury attributable to flooding on land that often is dry.