Columbus needs 30 days for flood policy

Flood victims from Teak Drive and other parts of Columbus will have to wait 30 more days until the the city of Columbus drafts some criteria to deal with flooding that has plagued neighborhoods.

City Manager Isaiah Hugley and Mayor Jim Wetherington made the announcement at Tuesday's Columbus Council meeting.

Residents from Teak Drive, Levy Road and other parts of the city wanted to know how the city could help them with damages from recent floods. "We are going to move as fast as we can," Wetherington said.

The decision from the city came as complaints continue to mount from flooding on Feb. 28, March 28 and the most recent April 1 flood from the Charter Oaks Watershed off Schomburg Road.

Flooding from the watershed's spillway damaged three of 11 homes in a cul-de-sac off Teak Drive and caused heavy erosion in the yard of a fourth home.