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Canyon County families impacted by flooding struggling while crews work to find out what went wrong

Posted at 6:54 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 20:54:10-04

Canyon County residents impacted by flood waters after a culvert failed are trying to figure out what to do next. Twenty-one homes were flooded with two feet of water almost two weeks ago, now many of the families living on Bonnie Lane and Jerry Lee Lane are living out of mobile homes. Residents are working to salvage what they can, some are just now able to use their water after their wells were contaminated. Some resident's tell 6 On Your Side their insurance companies aren't going to cover the damage.

"I've lost a lot of photo albums I had to throw out, my kids baby books are no good we've pretty much lost everything," said Lori Hardin one of the homeowners impacted by the flooding.

The county has provided port-a-potties and dumpsters to impacted homes. Canyon Highway District #4 has hired a forensic engineer to find out what caused a culvert to fail. They hope to put in a new pipe and start repairing Midway road next week.

"This isn't the only pipe in our district and so if this one had a problem if we don't know what caused it we can't work to prevent this from ever happening again in the district," said Dave Jones of Canyon Highway District Four.

One resident was set to meet with the County Commissioners on Friday about flooding issues, but a spokesman for Canyon County says he canceled the public meeting but will meet with one of the commissioners independently.