JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The biggest problem neighbors on all ends of the Westside are angry about Monday is they say city crews aren't cleaning out their drains and ditches.
"I could use the rain, but tell me where I'm gonna put it?" questioned Westside homeowner George Hall.
He says the water in his front yard reflects what the city thinks of his neighborhood. He says they haven't been out to clean the drains and ditches in months and says flooding is the result.
"It seems like Westside is forgotten. They just don't do nothing."
It's a common complaint Action News was hearing Monday as we visited the aftermath street by street.
Neighbors on 118th say that's why a chunk of their road broke off and fell into the ditch.
"They did a part of it down there at the end it always floods at the end down there it seems like they grade off some of that but they didn't down the road," said Damien Baltazar.
We took your concerns to the city. Debbie Delgado tells me Jacksonville's Public Works Department is working as hard as they can maintaining over 44,000 catch basins and inlets. Since May 27 they've received 783 reports of general drainage issues and 656 requests to clean drains. She says 168 of the requests to clear the drains are active.
Neighbors say they understand the city is busy. They're just tired of being last on the list.
"Living on the Westside seems like things happen slower over here than other parts of town," said Baltazar.
"It's a shame," added Hall. "For the taxes we pay I shouldn't have to put up with this."
The city does tell Action News the Westside isn't last on the list, the projects go in order of priority.
Here is a link to the city's drainage improvement projects.