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UPDATE: Bridgeport Residents Voice Concerns Over Flooding

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Bridgeport residents complained to city council two weeks ago after a flash flood poured through parts of the city.

On Monday night, council let those residents know it was listening.

Council approved a contract with Thrasher Engineering to address some of the drainage areas that are problematic.

It said the study should take four to six weeks to complete and will be beneficial for residents.

Also at Monday's meeting: Council swore several Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) into office.

Original Story (9/9/13):

Residents from many neighborhoods in Bridgeport came out to Bridgeport City Council on Monday to voice their concerns over recent flooding.

The storm on August 28 flooded many communities all over the area including Bridgeport.

Many streets in Bridgeport suffered severe flooding, and the residents reported to council all of the damage their property suffered.

Residents reported damaged vehicles, broken garage doors, and water shooting into the air from the sewers.

On Monday, residents asked council to figure out the reason that the flooding was so heavy and to fix the problem.

"This last flood, which was two weeks ago, we had 20 inches of water in our family room, our garage, and our laundry room. It actually destroyed two of our garage doors. We just want city council to be aware of the problem and hope that they will address it and correct it," explained Jayne Underwood, a Bridgeport resident.

Underwood and her husband live on Worthington Drive in Bridgeport, which is just one of the many streets to have reportedly bad flooding.

Others included North Street and Meadow Lane.

Council told the residents that it would study the problem, and hopefully find a solution.

It said it would report back to council and the residents in the coming weeks.

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