HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Some residents in the city of Hattiesburg are raising concerns over flooding that is causing damage along their neighborhood street.
Tuesday's rainfall in the Hub City caused flooding along a street that does not drain properly and even led to one resident being injured.
"When it rains, the water starts piling up, about three or four houses long, and it gets real deep and it and it comes up in our yards," Hattiesburg resident Jo Scrape said.
For roughly a year, residents in the 300 block of South 12th Avenue have been battling the rising water and flooded streets whenever it rains.
Scrape said the reason for the constant flooding is all related to drainage problems.
"The roads, people come down real fast when its flooded and we don't drain at all here, so when its flooded they just run through here," Scrape said. "The roads started out perfect, and within about a year it's come to where it's all cracked up and we are getting holes out front."
On Tuesday evening, one of the residents fell attempting to cross the street, and following that, a family member drafted an email to Mayor Johnny DuPree and city council members.
Scrape said she has also reached out to city officials and they did at one time send someone out, but it was no help.
"We have a drain right here by my house that does not drain at all, I took a photo last night of the street when it was flooded and then four hours later and it had not drained at all," Scrape said. "We have called over and over again, sent messages and called, we just want someone to hear us and to come and fix this problem, we have a great neighborhood in the avenues and we are proud of where we live and we just want it fixed."
WDAM 7 On Your Side reached out to Hattiesburg City Hall, who did not respond to requests for comment regarding the issue.