Pasco meeting turns heated over flooding

PASCO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – Pasco’s first commission meeting since massive flooding in the county became heated at times. Many property owners who have been flooded showed up to let their voices be heard before the commission members.

Alan Locart who lives in Jasmine Lakes said, “me, my 4 kids all displaced because you guys can’t get it together, so now my neighbor, my friends and me are suffering, all i can tell you right now is the same thing you tell me, get it together or step aside.”

It was a packed house at the Pasco County Commission meeting on Tuesday.
It was a packed house at the Pasco County Commission meeting on Tuesday.

The County commission has been bombarded with calls and concerns from residents who want to see something to prevent the massive flooding from happening again.  Trinity resident Charlie Purvis told the commission, “the residents of Thousand Oaks, Trinity Oaks should not be paying one red cent to fix this problem because it is a man made problem, pasco county allowed this to happen.”

While residents vented their frustration at the commission, County officials say fixing the problem is as simple as setting up a dam upstream. While the commission wasn’t designed to be the venue for residents to voice their opinion, a meeting Tuesday night is planned to address those concerns,


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