City of Gulfport Targets Ditches Prone to Flooding
Gulfport Public Works employees are stopping door to door talking to residents with large ditches on their private property.
They are seeking written authorization for access in removing debris and growth from drain openings. This, along with the meeting tonight, is an effort to prevent severe flood damage in the future. The main areas include O’Neal and Three Rivers Road.
Resident Marcus Barnes recounts the damage from April 28th’s flood and tells News 25 he is thrilled the city is working on improvements. “Like a pond, you couldn’t even get in and out of the driveway and I mean the roads like Dedeaux, lots of that were closed off and even down here up on the hill from where I live it was closed. I mean, you couldn’t even get through the traffic because of the water.”
It is mandatory for the resident to sign an agreement form with the Public Works Department. There is no cost to the property owner for this effort.