Heavy Rainfall Causes Chester Home To Flood, Family Blames Road Construction Nearby

CHESTER, Ark. (KFSM) — Heavy rainfall caused flooding in parts of Crawford county.

A family in Chester says for the first time in nearly 4 decades their home flooded.

“I just cried. It was nothing I could do and look at it now," Juanita Gibbs, the homeowner said.

The family believes nearly 4 feet of water got into the home.

Gibbs’ daughter blames Crawford County for putting a bandaid on the problem after flash flooding during the summer.

“Mothers house flooded because they didn’t get this done and the people that live down this road were too worried about having to drive around," Selina Rosen said.

Chris Keith, the Crawford County Roads Superintendent, says its not the county’s fault.
 “We ordered culverts to replace them. It’s about a six-week process to get those culverts in. So we just got those culverts in recently," Keith said.

While the family works to clean out the mess and salvage whatever they can Gibbs says she and her husband built the home together and she’s not going anywhere.

The roads superintendent says they are working on a more permanent solution.

He says people have to be notified about the project so they can find alternate routes.

It's a process that could take several more weeks.


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