Lake Providence woman looking to rebuild after flooding

Published: Feb. 11, 2020 at 7:51 PM CST
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A Lake Providence woman is calling on the town for flood relief.

Vera Newton has experienced ongoing problems with flooding for years and feels the Town of Lake Providence could be doing more to help.

“It’s the same old thing over and over, and it just seems like nothing is getting done,” Newton said.

She said she’s experienced flooding several times since she first moved into her home during the 1980s. She has tried to get in contact with Lake Providence Mayor Bell. She said she has not been able to reach him.

She said she would like city council members to reach out to residents and offer them assurance that something will get done. She said action should be taken on a consistent basis, even before it starts to rain.

“Please, do better than what you’re doing. Get the workers out there to do their job,” Newton said.

Mayor Jerry Bell told KNOE that he is aware of the problem and is working on providing relief.

He said that the flooding has been affecting all of East Carroll Parish.

Bell has sent street crews out to the affected communities and is distributing sandbags to residents. He asked that residents remain patient during this process.

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