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Gulf Breeze residents concerned over flooding


Monday night's meeting was supposed to be a City Council meeting, but it became a Town Hall meeting.
   
Residents wanted to voice their concerns, and they wanted to know when they were going to get help.

Some of them even accused the council of not doing enough to fix the drainage issues in Gulf Breeze.

"The city upgraded their drainage system and redirected the water flow and i believe this was the test and the test didn't work."

Wayne Wight said, "we lost most of our furnishings... Lost air conditioning units."

The mayor said they may have to raise taxes to fix the drainage issue.

That only angered residents like Lynette Dewberry.
Dewberry has lived in her Gulf Breeze home for 14 years. This is the first time its ever flooded.

"That's basically adding salt to our wounds.... we were willing to pay more to have that, " said Dewberry. 

Other residents wanted to know when their neighborhoods will be cleaned up.

Right now, City Manager Buz Eddy said they only have about 15 to 20 pumps to go around, and that the clean up is going to take some time.

"The infrastructure is just not being looked at.... it is not working, " said Eddy.

There are no concrete plan in place from the city.