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Seminole County lands $11M grant to help fund flood reduction projects

Seminole County says it's landed a state grant to help fund three county projects intended to reduce flooding.

The bulk of the money is for the Midway community, which has experienced flooding issues for years.

“After Ian, right after the bridge, we had sheet flow across Missouri Avenue here. It was all the way into our neighborhood, down on Beacon Drive," Tom Haller said.

Haller is happy to hear that replacing the Nebraska Avenue bridge is one of three flood control projects included in the nearly $11 million grant Seminole County just landed.

“It's a good thing. The bridge is getting pretty darn old and definitely needs replacement,” Haller said.

It was less than a month ago when the Midway community was again slammed with rain, showing the historic issues with drainage there.

Midway residents have been saying their stormwater system was years out of date. The project is to lead to a modern system that is a better performer.