Getting answers! Fort Myers business storm damage cleared

Public works clearing out drains
Posted at 6:46 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 09:08:03-04

Four In Your Corner is still getting results for a Fort Myers business and food pantry fed up with the flooding plaguing their property.

The owners of Jack's Place on east Riverside Dr. claims the area floods every time it rains because the storm drains are clogged. Yesterday, the city took action once Four In Your Corner told them about the complaints.

Rodger Hutchinson, the owner of Jack's Place says he's complained about the flooding for the past six years but nothing seemed to change so he turned to Four In Your Corner for help.

The flooding has also taken a toll on the McGregor Food Pantry which feeds about 600 families every month. Volunteers say at times clogged storm drains cause sewage to overflow posing a health hazard and making it hard for people to access these businesses.

When Four In Your Corner took the concerns to the city on Wednesday, crews were dispatched to see what could be done to fix the problem. Today, members of the public-works department returned to the area and began clearing out the drains.

A spokesperson with the city says up to this point it had no record of the problem, but not will continue to monitor the storm drains and make sure they remain clear.