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Orange County mobile home park residents say streets flood nearly every day

News 6 at Noon
News 6 at Noon

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Residents in one Orange County neighborhood are searching for answers to what they say is a constant flooding problem in their community.

According to residents, the streets in the Bali Hai Mobile Home Park flood nearly everyday due to a drainage problem that has existed for several years.

"Every time it rains, the lake floods everything in here," said Alfredo Colon, who lives in the community. "And then nobody cares about the people living in here."

Neighbors told News 6 the streets eventually dry out, but then flood again when afternoon showers move in.

"It's just a mess here and we pay a lot of money for them people just not to do anything," said resident Samantha Correa.

News 6 Reporter Mark Lehman went searching for answers from management of the mobile home park, but was denied access to the front office.

"I spoke to the manager, get out of here," said a man who didn't identify himself. "She ain't coming out."

Correa said she's gotten similar responses from management when complaining about flooded streets.

"I tried, everybody tries (and) they don't do nothing, so we don't know what else to do," said Correa.

Residents said they've seen a pump in the neighborhood for the past few weeks, but it doesn't seem to be helping the problem.

People living in the area said they have health concerns if the flooding issue isn't fixed.

"This is bacteria for our kids," said Lilian Rodriguez. "In the morning kids go to school with socks, shoes wet, because where the bus picks them up, it's wet there too."


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