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Bonita Springs moves quickly with flood plan

Posted at 11:19 PM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 07:16:47-04

Bonita Springs Mayor Peter Simmons says nothing is off the table when it comes to finding solutions to the city's flooding woes.

The city moved quickly Wednesday night hiring a consultant to fix the problem.  Flooding has plagued Bonita Springs before and after Hurricane Irma.

"It's been kind of a whirlwind of emotions, because you are praying it doesn't rain, you're hoping the pump stays on," said Missy Takacs, who lives in Morton Grove.

Mayor Peter Simmons says the city is applying for federal grants and may hire engineers to asses the problem.

"It is an all hands on deck approach to get answers, people to do not deserve to live in flooding homes," said Simmons.

Simmons says debris pick up is on going, trucks will return to neighborhoods where there are still piles.