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CURRIE, NC (WWAY) — It’s a small lake, but it’s causing some big problems for neighbors in Pender County. They say their beautiful front lawn has turned into a swamp.

“You have dead fish in the yard,” homeowner Joyce Webber said. “It’s hard to get in and out to work, because then you got to wade through water.”

Webber says flooding off Pender Lake Road in Currie has been a problem for more than seven years.

“Every time that it rains a lot, the pond here overruns, and last year, it filled our yard, and we had fish swimming all up around the porch,” she said.

Another neighbor says the water sits under her home turning the house green.

“It’s real bad, and it’s a health, really, a bad health situation out here,” Shirley Lassiter said.

Flooding is not the only problem. A damaged home on the lake is also a worry. The house burned down several years ago, but those who live here fear the debris left behind could be dangerous.

“If it fell into the lake, then it could contaminate water, which feeds all of our wells,” Webber said.

Webber and her husband say they’ve reached out to Pender County with their concerns, but have not had any luck.

“They came out and looked at the house, and said the (damaged) house is still rebuildable, so they are not going to do anything with the house,” Robert Webber said. “With the flooding issues, they said it’s an act of nature, and there is nothing they can do about it.”

Pender County Planning and Community Development Director Kyle Breuer says the county is looking into the problem.

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  • resident

    Don’t expect any help from Pender county unless you live on the Topsail/ Surf City side….we are forgotten here, at least until tax time rolls around. The people on the inland side of Pender need to band together and fight for equal consideration and use of our tax dollars!!!!!!

  • Gregg

    Why is the county responsible for a lake overflowing?
    It sucks, but if you built/bought/rent uour house next to a lake it’s something you have to deal with.
    Don’t try and put that burden on the shoulders of every tax payer.

  • jason

    We had bad flooding off 210 in Pender county and they fixed all the drainage and we haven’t had anything near as bad this year.

  • beach guy

    You Parked your double wide on a street named Pender LAKE road
    And as far as the comment of the lake feeds our wells if you are drinking lake water you have bigger problems than a lake flooding after 15 inches of rain in just under a month,
    You can always put the wheels back under your house and move it or better yet get some flotation tires and you can use it as a house boat.
    But seriously,
    Your poor choice of home site selection should not be a governmental expense


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