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Homeowner says home has flooded 9 times due to drainage in east Houston neighborhood

HOUSTON – It was a mess of a morning for Adolph Garcia who woke up with water inside his home following the overnight rain.

Garcia said, “Every time that it rains heavily or a big storm, I have water in my house one or two or three inches or sometimes even more.”

Garcia said making matters worse, this is the 9th time his home has flooded in the last 12 years he’s lived at the home in the 13000 block of Topeka Street in East Houston.

“I now live with patio furniture in my home. I don’t have real furniture like cloth furniture because I can’t depend on the furniture not being damaged anymore,” Garcia said.

Garcia said he’s grown frustrated with trying to get the matter fixed and has contacted city and county leaders.

He said although some work crews have been out to work on the nearby ditch in the past, it’s only a matter of time before his home is underwater again.

“My house floods because the drainage for the rain water over here and the whole neighborhood comes to my location,” Garcia explained.

For now, Garcia said he gets anxious anytime there’s rain in the forecast, but he also plans to keep reaching out to city and county leaders until the issue is resolved.

”I’m always worried when I come home, that my home is underwater. When it rains I have to think what am I gonna have to pick up or get rid of basically,” said Garcia.

KPRC 2 reached out to city and county about the flood issues at the home, but so far haven’t heard back.


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