Flooded Villagers frustrated by lack of response 

The Villages has witnessed unprecedented flooding in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Water has been about six inches deep on Overbrook Court in the Village of Chatham.

“It has not receded one inch in two days. It will take more than draining a pond to get rid of the water. There is a valve at the end of the street that needs to be opened,” said resident Dolores Bradley.

She has been living in the Village of Chatham for 14 years and she remembers when the street flooded in 2004.

“They came here and pumped it out then,” she said. “We have been calling asking for it to be pumped out.”

Overbrook Court in the Village of Chatham has flooded.
Overbrook Court in the Village of Chatham has flooded.

She has not ventured out of her home since the street flooded.

Shirley Rickis is up in Connecticut and has been worried about water creeping up on her home on Nell Way on the Historic Side of The Villages.

Water has been creeping up on homes on Nell Way on the Historic Side of The Villages.
Water has been creeping up on homes on Nell Way on the Historic Side of The Villages.

By some accounts, Irma dumped about 10 inches of rain on The Villages.

A flooded tunnel near Havana Country Club proved problematic for a Villager traveling in a golf cart earlier this week.

The tunnel under the entrance to Lynnhaven has also flooded in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

The tunnel under the entrance to Lynnhaven was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
The tunnel under the entrance to Lynnhaven was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
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