Some Paragould Residents Fed Up With Flooding

PARAGOULD, AR -- "It was all a big lake.....about three feet deep," said Daniel Streiff.

Enough to cover much of his yard, but luckily for Paragould resident, Daniel Streiff, the water didn't get into his home.....this time.

"If we ever get 5 or 6 inches, it's going in the house," said Streiff.

Daniel lives near south 27th Street, in the Carriage Hills subdivision, in Paragould.

Photos sent to Region 8 news show flooding in that area after several hours of heavy rain on Sunday.

A problem residents say is nothing new.

"This is the first heavy rain we've gotten and it flooded now. It will probably do it 3 or 4 more times this winter," Streiff.

"We've committed funds to it, we've committed resources to it, so hopefully we'll see some success," said Paragould Mayor, Mike Gaskill.

Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill says the city knows there's a problem in that area, and they are currently working to alleviate some of those flooding issues.

He says fortunately work in the area is already underway, or the flooding problem over the weekend could have been worse.

"Last week or the week before last, we had American Railcar build a tile that went under the road at Old Bethel road that's going to help relieve that water," said Gaskill.

Gaskill says that, along with digging other ditches near the subdivision, should help residents see vast improvements.

For Paragould resident Daniel Streiff, the concern still lingers....

"....that's its going to get in the house sooner or later if we ever get a big one," said Streiff.