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Crescent Lake neighborhood still recovering from flood


Some areas of Escambia County are still recovering from the April flood.

One is the Crescent Lake neighborhood off of Michigan Avenue. The heavy rain damaged homes and streets there. The county says they have already issued contracts to "Roads Inc" for road repair and sediment removal. Residents say problems still exist.

People who live here in the Crescent Lake neighborhood say they are fed up with the way that their neighborhood looks and they want to see heavy equipment be brought in their neighborhood as soon as possible.

"We got three more houses that need to be torn down."

"It's dangerous so we need some attention."

This is how Blue Springs Road looks almost 2 months after the historic rainstorm. There are still  craters and  caution tape blocking off broken  structures and mounds of sand in front of almost every home.

"We need to get our neighborhood back to normal."
But before things can get back to normal, residents here have concerns and questions that they say need to be addressed.

"We want to know what are they doing about the Department of Transportation retention that over ran."

And there is also worry about the health and safety of those who live in the neighborhood.

"We were also told that the sand that washed up on all our yards and homes have three times the toxins than normal."

Residents expect to learn more and have their question answered in the near future. 

The county plans to hold a community meeting here at the corner of Fairview and Blue Springs starting at 6 pm on Tuesday.