Residents living near Rainbow Bridge in Jefferson Co. say flooding is man-made disaster

Residents living near Rainbow Bridge in Jefferson Co. say flooding is man-made disaster

There's growing frustration among homeowners living near the foot of the Rainbow Bridge in Jefferson County.

They are fed up with flooding, but they are not blaming mother nature.

Residents believe it's a man-made disaster.

Residents blame the flooding on the Total Refinery in Port Arthur.

"We've noticed that the buildup of the land behind our home is directly affecting all the homes below it, and actually when you do the math you elevate the land, the water runs down and it's spilling over," says Mandy Marrs, a concerned homeowner.

Total Refinery officials claim the neighborhood is built less than five feet above sea level.

However, Marrs says that's not true.

She says she has her elevation certificate from FEMA, and it shows her property eight and a half feet above sea level.

Marrs also says total has not cleaned out the ditches during the time she's lived there.

KFDM/Fox 4's Angel San Juan reports on residents concerns and Total's response.

Watch the full KFDM/Fox 4 report.


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