City of Oneida monitors rising waters
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:29:31 GMT —
The city of Oneida is keeping a close eye on rising waters in Oneida Creek for potential flooding concerns.
The National Weather Service issued a warning for minor flooding in Oneida Creek around 6 a.m.
ila Dixon and her husband Rick Dixon have lived in their home right next to Oneida Creek for more than 15 years. Floods like this one are becoming more coming in Oneida and it makes the Dixon's worry about what they could come home to one day.
ou don't know if your house is go
go on. You really don't know until it slows down
," says Rick Dixon.
"It makes you wonder if you're going to have a home. That's what I wonder anyway. I don't know if other people do or not, but I do," says Lila Dixon.
For the second time in as many years, the Dixon's have seen their basement flooded after the Oneida Creek rose several feet above normal, spilling water into parks and roadways across Verona and Oneida. The recent floods have made the Dixon family consider moving out of their home and going to another part of Oneida.
"If it floods again and it comes up into the house, I'm done. I'm not re-doing it. I'm going to leave. It's too much of a hassle, too nerve wracking. It just sends you over to where you don't want to face it any longer," says Lila Dixon.
any neighbors like Jason Vanderhoof say they want Madison and Oneida counties to come together to make bridges a little bit wider as a way to make it easier for backed up water to flow into Oneida Lake.
f they could take it out, it'd be a lot better. If they could build the levees up, but the county and the state don't have the money to do it
," says Vanderhoof.
The City of Oneida says the levees which were built back up after last year's floods held up through this flooding. After seeing floodwaters recede by more than four feet, neighbors are still hoping to see the water continue to recede.