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Katherine Estates Flooding


A woman who is worried about flooding issues relating to a new apartment complex being built in Duquesne says she now has more reasons to worry.

Duquesne resident Cinda Sweet is worried the apartment complex on Katherine Road near 20th Street will cause flooding for her and others because of poor drainage.

The heavy rain's from Saturday's storms brought flooding to areas around Duquesne, including the area near the apartment complex.

The $4 million dollar project would help the local economy because Duquesne has no property tax, only sales tax.

But one resident says with the proof of flooding, something may need to change.

"The street here is a higher elevation and water runs downhill. We had a kid over here in a ditch kayaking earlier today from the flooding and fences were washed out, roads washed out, so it's got to have more run off if you asphalt and concrete 5 acres" says Cinda Sweet.

Duquesne Mayor Denny White could not be reached for comment today about the flooding that occurred on Saturday. He told our reporter during the week engineers showed them the project will not cause or add to flooding.

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