Decatur Couple’s Actions May Lead to Flood Help
Joy and Keith Wiggle say the emotional cost of living in a home that regularly floods is even higher than the thousands of dollars it takes to repair damage and replace belongings.
The couple lives in Decatur and their home floods often. Joy Wiggle says she's tired of worry. She's had to rescue her dog from its backyard kennel and photographs from lower shelves.
Now, some officials say the couple's efforts to talk to municipalities about flooding problems could lead to a solution.
The couple took their case to members of the Macon County Board at least three times in 2008 and 2009.
That led to lengthy discussions by board members and contributed to development of a hazard mitigation plan for the area.