A south St. Louis alderman is pushing for buyouts of homes in areas with a history of flooding. He wants MSD to foot the bill.
13th Ward Alderman Fred Wessels says 15 to 20 homes on Eiler, Bates and Eichelberger should be bought out by MSD.
The Blocker's home is on the list. Chris Blocker says she had two to three feet of water in the basement of her home on Eiler during the last heavy storm on June 25th and 26th. The water even knocked over a support beam.
Blocker says she's dealt with flooding for years and she's ready to go, "You don't even want to live here anymore. And the only reason people are living here, especially me, is I can't afford to move anywhere, so you deal with it.”
Alderman Wessels says a $33 million underground drainage tunnel built by MSD has helped with the flooding problem. But there are still issues.