Bible Hill man wants government to find a solution in his neighbourhood
BIBLE HILL - A resident on Avon Street in Bible Hill feels not enough attention is paid to smaller neighbourhoods that are suffering from flooding.
Carson Stewart has lived on the small street, which is located just after the bridge joining Truro and Bible Hill, since 1978. He said while there has been flooding on the street in the past, it has become much worse lately.
"It's disgusting. Water is coming in where it shouldn't come in. We used to be (protected) by the dike that runs to Park Street but we aren't anymore," Stewart said.
Flooding conditions on Sunday resulted in what he estimates to be 75 per cent of his property underwater, including his driveway and his backyard, and the water going up past his ankles.
In the flood two weeks ago, he had 14 inches of water in his basement and it took about 12 hours to clean up. In that flood, the water was up past his knees.
Stewart wants the government to find a solution before another flood happens.
"They should be able to fix this ... it should've been looked after a long time ago. They know (flooding) is going to happen so I'd like to see the dike built up more."
He feels smaller neighbourhoods don't get the attention from federal and municipal governments that other larger ones receive.
"It's maddening. This area is overlooked and it's annoying and frustrating. It's the little streets they don't seem to care about as much," he said referring to Avon Street, which has about 20 houses.
And that's not a comforting feeling, he said, when thinking about future flooding.
"We're nervous now. What's going to happen in the spring when the ice thaws? Right now we are bracing ourselves, moving the old car, getting the sump pumps ready. It's not a good feeling."
Stewart said he's considered moving, however, he doesn't believe the property would sell because of flooding issues.