Water Infrastructure Woes: How Flooding Impacts Homes and the Water We Rely On
The screen door of a now vacant house swings open on a windy but sunny day on Wyndcrest Drive in Daviess County.
The large front window of a place one couple called home for 50 years is gone. Inside sits a single chair and some forgotten decorations on the wall. This house is in the middle of an area prone to repetitive flooding.
Daviess County Emergency Management Director Andy Ball has another name for it.
“This is what we like to refer to, us and the county engineer, as the 'cereal bowl' of the neighborhood,” he said. “This is where all water, once it starts slowing down and backs up...this is where it all kind of flows out of the creek. This is the worst area down here.”