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Oak Hill Road in Crestview still waiting for flood damage repairs
It's been nearly two months since parts of Northwest Florida were slammed with nearly two feet of rain.
Many homes and roads are still under repair.
But on Oak Hill Road in Crestview nothing is being done.
During the flood nearly two months ago many of our roadways and homes were damaged. Many of those roads and homes have been repaired. But, some areas were so damaged it's taking longer for repairs. Oak Hill Road in Crestview is one of those projects.
Cindy Pierson has lived on Oak Hill Road for nearly 30 years. She says this isn't the first time the road at the bottom of both the hills has washed out. But, this is the worst she's ever seen it.
"As it extends the water is undermining the road and so what's going to happened is, it's extending and what was just partial road now, it's beyond half of the road. "Cindy Pierson
She says not using the section of the road has not been an inconvenience for her family.
"There is nothing you can do about it... you just deal with it "Cindy Pierson
Signs sit at the bottom of each hill warning drivers of the road closure. But, Cindy says some people are ignoring those warnings and she's worried for their safety.
"They're weaving their way through the holes and through the woods to get to the other side. "Cindy Pierson
So when will the road be fixed? Members of the Okaloosa County Road Works Department and FEMA have been out to the site.
They are working on a design with hopes it will be a permanent fix, so the road won't wash out again.
"If they can make it permanent, that would be wonderful. "Cindy Pierson
"It needs to be fixed, but I understand if the county is back-logged. But, yes it would be nice to have it fixed. "Charlie Scroggins
The county plans to bid the estimated $423,000, project out to local construction companies. And they are asking for FEMA money to pay for it. A start date for construction won't be announced until the bidding process is completed.