Problematic Flooding In Holiday Mobile Home Park

By: Marcie Kobriger
By: Marcie Kobriger

Today about twenty mobile homes in Holiday Village sit on roads covered by water.

Residents say it is not the first time this has happened, and it probably will not be the last.

“We’re flooded. We can’t even go out our front doors, or nothing.” Angela Joyner says flooding is a problem she's been dealing with since she moved in. “I moved in the middle of August and probably twenty times since I moved in for three or four days at a time.”

The water is 6 to 8 inches deep.

Joyner says she will not be able to get to her car until Sunday or Monday, when the streets dry out.

Residents say this is the worst flooding they have ever seen.
It is not a concern about getting to their cars of living normal life.

It is a concern about their families and their neighbors.

Neighbors are really worried about one man under hospice care.

”He’s a diabetic,” explains resident, Diane Tucker. “He’s dying. He’s got hospice coming in. People are coming to take care of him, and they cant take care of him because they can’t get up to his house.”

Residents say the flooding occurs every time there is rain.

They say park management is avoiding the situation.

“We've told them but they haven’t done nothin about it,” Diane says.

“They keep telling us we’re going to call somebody today, we’re going to call somebody today, and that’s been since the middle of august, and I keep thinking, when’s today?” asks Angela.

Residents called the Elkhart County Health department.

NewsCenter 16 talked to the department on Friday.

“The park manager and the park management are required to make the necessary arrangements to keep a sanitary condition,” explains William Hartsuff of the Elkhart County Health Department.

The Health department says holiday is planning to replace their drainage system this summer.

That could alleviate the flooding.


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