Burnt Store business underwater after flooding in Charlotte County

Posted at 10:32 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 22:32:57-04

Business owners in Charlotte County also had to deal with the effects of the rain. The people at Burnt Store RV and Trailer Storage found themselves, their homes, and over a thousand RVs knee deep in water.

"I don't know what to do right now really, just look at all this! It's bad. I mean this is the worst we've had. I mean this is literally the worst we've had. It's up to my knees in some areas," said Ashley Lloyd, one of the owners.

She believes the Burnt Store road expansion project is to blame.

"Doing all this road widening but they skipped phase two which is us," said Lloyd.

She has called the Charlotte county public works department so many times she's lost count.

"They are fixing it up there and they are fixing it up here and us! We aren't getting anything except all the black flow of all the water and its killing our property," said Lloyd.

4 In Your Corner reached out to the department to see what they could do about it.

"There's nothing we can do," said John Elias, from Charlotte County Public Works.

The Charlotte County Public Works team was out there today. They made sure nothing was clogging the drains.

"The amount of water that comes through that system and the low lying nature of his property, he's always going to have that issue, unless he builds up that property," said Elias.