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Rain causes flooding concerns for some homeowners

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

More rain is expected in Spokane, and with that forecast and the heavy rains Saturday, some are dealing with an all too familiar issue.

Dusty Morlan lives along Country Homes Boulevard and he’s been there for 21 years. Every time it rains, it’s the same deal. Standing water forms in front and goes onto his property.

“As long as the water's here it's still going to be a mess as you can see,” Dusty says.

Dusty always has to clean up after the water’s gone and deal with the splashing, but his concern is for the people driving on the road.

“You worry about the traffic and the possibility of an accident,” he says.

He’s seen people drive fast on that stretch, and with the standing water, the splashing doesn’t help with driver visibility.

“When the water's like that it becomes pretty dangerous for them,” he says.

A Spokane County stormwater project back in 2014 was supposed to help, putting in landscaping and drain underneath in the media to drain the storm water. Before that, he’s seen the water come up close to his house.

“The only time it gets really bad is when a car doesn't slow down and comes through Country Homes way too fast and then the waves will almost get up to the garage,” he says.

But Dusty does hope that the county takes another look at the area.

KHQ has reached out to Spokane County to see if there are any future plans for the area, and as soon as we get an answer, we will post it.

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