JACKSONVILLE Fla. -- Venetia Boulevard in Ortega transformed into Venetia river. Neighbors say the road never saw as much water as it did Monday evening and they're still feeling the impact today.
Recycling bins drifted down the block as rain pummeled the pavement. Soggy sink holes formed in neighbors front yards.
Melissa Dollar has lived here for nine years, she's seen multiple tropical storms blow through her part of Ortega, but she said she's never had to deal with flooding this bad.
"It completely covered the street and it went all the way up to our front porch above our front step and all the way into our garage," said Dollar.
Dollar blames public works. She says a $2 million drainage refurbishment project that was supposed to fix area flooding actually made it worse.
"It's frustrating, it's my tax dollars its your tax dollars. We were inconvenienced for quite a long time moved into a nice home a nice neighborhood with no problems and now we have a problem," said Dollar.
Today the street is overflowing with water and with questions; why would public works complete such a costly project without fixing the problem?
Action News took that question to the City, who released this statement:
"To public works knowledge, the Veneita Terrace Drainage Project did not negatively impact the area or cause the current situation. The high amount of rain in the short duration of time was just too overwhelming for the system."
That's little consolation for neighbors who have to deal with the damage. They say they are nervous for the next big rainfall, which is imminent.
If you have a complaint about a drainage issue in your area, call 630-CITY.