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May 12, 2010
 

Eleven days and counting: Woodstock still battling floodwater

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Eleven days post flood, Woodstock Estates homes remain inundated.

Although much off the flooding in Clarksville has receded, residents of Woodstock Estates on the Tennessee/Kentucky border remain waterlogged and inaccessible eleven days after a foot of rain fell on the region.

Pumps work to drain floodwaters at Woodstock Estates

A number of residential homes emerged from the water with mud-laden lawns and shrubs, and as yet undetermined interior damage. For many others who are still evacuees, it is uncertain just how long it will take for the water to be pumped away or evaporate.

According to Clarksville Fire and Rescue, two pumps have been working nearly around the clock, pumping the excess water into undeveloped areas outside the Woodstock development. The odor of gas filtered into the air as the pumps worked at a moderate roar.

Woodstock estates was not considered a flood plain and most of its residents were uninsured for catastrophic flood damage; they have also voiced ongoing complaints about the lesser amounts of water that pool in the low points of that development since it was built.

At the current rate of pumping and evaporation, it could easily be a week before some of these families can begin damage assessment, much less return to their homes.

Photos by Kelly Anne LaPlante.



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