Central Florida RV park under water after severe flooding, county says it’s not their fault – WFTV
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BUSHNELL, Fla. — Parts of a central Florida RV park have been under water for days, and the county said it was not responsible for the flooding.
The flooding occurs inside the Red Oaks RV Resort in Bushnell.
Floodwater surrounds homes, sidewalks and benches and even air conditioners sit in the water. Some residents can’t even get in or out of their homes without wading through water.
“And we can’t get out without wading, we can’t get in without wading,” resident Maxine Williams said.
Williams bought her house in February and told Channel 9 the area around her house has been flooded twice since then.
“There could be sewage in the water. It’s the worst thing. And it will cause all kinds of mosquitoes. And people can’t come in and out of their homes,” resident Mary Backus said.
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Residents attribute the flooding to poor drainage.
“Here, they suck up the water. They have been sucking up water since Monday. We’re still inundated,” Williams said.
Sumter County told Channel 9 it was private property and the responsibility lies with the owner.
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Channel 9 spoke to property managers on site.
“You should call my head office, but I’m not going to give you that number now because I don’t have it on me,” the property manager told Channel 9.
Channel 9 contacted the offices of Sun Communities, based in Michigan, but received no response.
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Residents said their complaints have gone unanswered and they wonder how long they will have to live in conditions like this.
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