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Jonesboro Still Working Hard To Fix Flooding Problems

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -- "This was one of the 12 hotspots in the city as far as draining is concerned," said Public Works Director, Erick Woodruff.

The city continues their ongoing efforts to try and fix the lingering problem of flooding in Jonesboro.

The house on 1014 Freeman, in Jonesboro, along with 4 others near Freeman and Oak will be torn down over the next month or so, making room for what many hope will be part of the solution

"The design calls for a detention pond in that area which should alleviate a lot of flooding in that area," said Woodruff.

All of the homes bought by the city, should be torn down in about 60 days to make room for a detention pond in that area.

Public Works Director, Erick Woodruff says work on the detention pond would probably start no later than the fall of this year.

Woodruff says building the detention pond in this area is a pro-active approach to reaching flooding hot spots in Jonesboro.

"With the pro-active approach, we try and eliminate these areas that don't have consistent flooding," said Woodruff. 

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