Montandon Still Dealing with Water, Weeks after the Flood
Montandon, Northumberland County--Hose after hose after hose stud Main Street in Montandon.
Even though it's been weeks since the flood, the water still remains.
Alex Bechtel, Montandon, says, "Everyone pumping out water still, every day, every night, everyone still has hoses coming out of their basements. We take buckets out of the basement every day. We have to check every morning."
The sound of sump pumps surrounds this Northumberland County community.
Deb Smith's home is no exception.
Smith says, "It's been like this since September 9th, this is the third sump pump we've gone through. It's a constant creek."
Deb is especially concerned with safety.
Her sidewalk, curb, and part of the road in front of her home are flooded.
She's put up signs urging motorists to slow down, and urging PennDOT to step up.
And the water woes are washing away businesses as well.
Nancy Stratton owns Nancy's Nu Wave along Main Street.
She hopes something can be done because the site of her town is making her sick.
Stratton says, "It's disgusting. That's terrible. It can't be good. You have mosquito problems, water problems that could cause accidents. "
And though it's been over a month since the water came in, it seems that here in Montandon, it doesn't want to leave.
Bechtel adds, "I can't believe it's still flooding. As you can see the whole street is wet from one end to the other."