Friday, August 3, 2018

Seniors are still displaced after last Friday’s flooding

The force of flood waters caused bending of the outside steel doors to the electrical room.
Seventy-eight residents of a senior housing complex in Springfield remain displaced one week after flooding forced the evacuation of the Louis Whitcomb Building on Mineral Street. While most are staying with relatives or friends, 12 people are at the emergency shelter in the Edwin Huber Building on Main Street.

www.eagletimes.com


More heavy rain forecast for today.


7 comments :

  1. So, when do Whitcomb Building WILL come to stay?

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  2. "I don't know what could have been done to prevent it" said fire chief Russel Thompson. REALLY!? HOW ABOUT REMOVING THE TRASH FROM ON TOP OF THE CATCH BASIN! DOPES!!!!

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  3. I guess the fire department doesn't know what a sand bag is!

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  4. chuck gregory8/4/18, 9:07 AM

    Installing a grate the length of the Grove Street spinney would solve the trash accumulation problem; putting up a levee to deflect floodwaters into the parking lot and onto the end of Mineral Street (basically a shield above the point where the steps lead down into the ground floor); or re-designing the ground floor so that water that gets in is channeled right out again and is never able to rise to a height that damages equipment or structure... None of these is in the fire department's bailiwick.

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  5. Exactly my thoughts, install a drain grate similar to a crosswalk across the beginning of the driveway. Simple.

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  6. But being first responders in the event of an emergency IS in the fire department's "bailiwick". Setting sand bags and using an engine to draft water out of the basement is something ANY fire department would undertake in ANY town, except Springfield. I guess they didn't want to get their (OUR!) tires muddy.

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