We must recognize our area and our people will continue to be vulnerable to flooding when we have excessive rains. Few who live in our area are immune to this reality. Our low income areas are often the hardest hit.
Just keeping our ditches free of leaves and hoping for the best is not a plan. Flood mitigation must be a priority and it must happen quickly.
Our area must work together to expedite and secure much-needed state and federal funding to alleviate current and future flooding.