High river levels has caused water to cover streets in St. Francisville


“It’s definitely getting worse and it poses a problem for us for sure.”

“I go to bed at night and you hear the river gurgling underneath, the current moving underneath the house.” 

“It’s a large manufacturing plant there are probably a dozen or two dozen homes down there and I think right now they can’t get into their homes.”

In Saint Francisville, the high river level is causing water to rush across roads and businesses to protect their properties.

“We have some, got some equipment back here and we had to move it out today.”

Evan Pinson said, he’s seen this happen over and over and each time, it gets worse.

“Every year when the river comes up, it’s a constant battle” said Pinson.

Jim Johnston owns the saint Francisville Inn. He said, while his business is not affected, there are several more in the community being impacted.

“I know the businesses closed because I went to it yesterday and the whole field is covered in water” said Johnston.

Some people said, the water is a burden and others believe it’s a blessing.

“I got my own selfish motives because I have a waterfront property from anywhere between three to five months out of the year” said Matt Armstrong.

Whether you enjoy it or ready to see it go. Pinson said, for now, his community is stuck in the middle.

“I mean it’s a pretty tough issue, you know you help some people, you hurt others.”

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