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The original item was published from 9/28/2020 2:36:00 PM to 9/28/2020 5:14:49 PM.

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Flood Damage

Town of Oakland

The Town experienced significant flash flooding last night, washing out some of our unpaved roads. Please know that the Town is working diligently to grade five miles of these storm-damaged roads.
The Oakland-Tildenville Cemetery has experienced flooding due to significant rains. 
The Town takes this matter very seriously, as the Oakland-Tildenville Cemetery is a resting place for our community's beloved family members. Pulte, the owner of the neighboring development and adjacent road, is currently pumping water from the cemetery. Town staff is on scene offering emergency assistance to the developer. Due to the serious and sensitive nature of this flooding issue, the Town has called upon the developer to swiftly work on a permanent solution.
The Historic African American Cemetery remains unaffected. 
The Town recorded 4.14 inches of rainfall in approximately two hours, with 3 inches coming down between 8 and 9 p.m. last night. The ground had already been saturated from more than 4 inches of rain during the past month, and low-lying areas were inundated when the storm passed through.

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