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Flooding in South Lake Charles neighborhood

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Saturday morning residents in Hunters Grove woke up to standing water. 

"About 9:30 the water started coming into the house," said Robert Jacob.

Standing water was visible in homes, garage units, backyards and the street. It attracted spiders in many homes as well.

And it's not the first time. A resident there for more than a decade, Jacob says he was in the process of repairing his home from a flood in July.

A few doors down, 10-year resident Kenneth Maxeiner was dealing with similar issues.

"Here we are with water in our garage again. We've got enough damage here where you can't have anything in your garage," said Maxeiner.

But even after the heavy rains stopped, the water off Meadow Ridge Lane remained extremely high.

In fact, residents say it's only recently become a problem.

"We used to have good drainage here and it would flow out, but it's been hours since it rained last and I mean the water's just sitting here. We don't understand it," added Maxeiner.

"The amount of water it takes for our culverts to fill and to start raising into our homes now is a lot less than what it used to be," said Jacob.

Thankfully Jacob says flood insurance covered the $40,000 worth of damages he had in July. But it's not just a monetary concern.

"Who pays you for the inconvenience? You got to live in filth for three to six months while you try to fix your home. That's not right," said Jacob.

For now, residents are trying to dry out and start repairs once again, as they wait for the city to find a solution.

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury officials from that district did tell KPLC they stopped by to assess damages. They say they're actively looking for a solution with Public Works and Gravity Drainage.

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