The harder it rained the more Joseph
Meyer's house flooded.
"It goes everywhere but out the front
door," said Meyers.
Meyers is a Captain in the Army. He says he's on his way out the door
of his Dresden Drive house because he doesn't want to keep watching things that
are important to him get destroyed.
He says a rug that his brother gave
him as a wedding gift was ruined by the 4 inches of water that rushed into his
Not only did his house flood, but
heavy rains also caused a section of Dresden Drive, which was already damaged,
to collapse even more. Large chunks of Meyer's driveway crumbled into the hole
that grew 10 feet deep.
"I knew I was going to have to
move but I figured I would at least be able to make it to the end of my lease
which is over in September," Meyers, said.
He says this is the second time his house
has flooded in six weeks, so he's not staying here another day.
He's says he's taking his three
children away from the Dresden Drive neighborhood because the area can't handle
a long, hard rain.
He estimates the flooding has cost him
about $1,000 but he says he's lucky because he has flood insurance and he's
He thinks the homeowner is facing
$14,000 of damage and that's why he says he's moving high and dry.
"I'm looking to buy a house on a
hill," he said.
He and his children will be staying with his mom until
they can find their house on a hill.
Columbia County road crews say they hope that contractors
will be able to start working on the collapsed road next week.
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