Residents in Frayser worry about potential flooding - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Residents in Frayser worry about potential flooding

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Even though city crews have been working on Mountain Terrace Street, many residents are still worried that storm drains will overflow, forcing them out their homes and looking for a place to stay.

Priscilla Lester remembers the flash flood back in September that damaged more than two dozen homes, including that of her neighbor, Maurice Spivey.

"I had about two - three inches in the house, I had to get rid of some furniture," said Spivey.

After snow and ice, and now possible rain just a week later, many people on the street are concerned. September's flood was caused by backed up storm drains and heavy rain overflowing in a ditch that runs through backyards.

"It just needs to be cleaned out or paved all the way to Wolf Creek," Spivey added.

Spivey says he has been looking into the area's flooding problem for 10 years. He believes the problem extends further than just his neighborhood. City work crews have been working in the area, but Spivey still has his doubts.

As for his neighbor Priscilla, she's putting her faith less in the city work crews, and more in the man above.

"It's up to the man upstairs, what it's going to do," said Lester.

Back in September the flooding was so bad, the American Red Cross stepped in to help residents, many of which moved out shortly after the flood.

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