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Neighbors growing anxious over flooding damage in Huntington, WV

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Mary Moffitt tells 13 News she plans to move from her home on Arlington Blvd. in Huntington because of constant flooding caused by a collapsed sewer line. Mary Moffitt tells 13 News she plans to move from her home on Arlington Blvd. in Huntington because of constant flooding caused by a collapsed sewer line.
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HUNTINGTON, Wv. -

Small storms can cause big headaches.

That is especially true for neighbors living along Arlington Boulevard in Huntington, where an overflowing creek overwhelms a collapsed sewer line when it rains the way it did on Saturday.

When the creek overflows, Arlington Boulevard becomes a river.

The flooding has damaged some homes, wrecked a few cars and created sinkholes in yards.

Some neighbors say they're ready to move because of it.

"We plan on leaving shortly, and a lot of it is due because of this," says Mary Moffitt, who moved here a year ago.

She says water has gotten into her carport, and her car.

"And the car was ruined. We had to pull out all of the interior. It was ruined," says Ms. Moffitt.

Mayor Steve Williams says fixing problems like this one is a priority.

"I'm glad Mayor Williams is at least looking into the problem," says neighbor, Eddie Hagley. "But I don't know where Huntington's going to get the money to fix it."

It will take millions to overhaul a sewer line like the one crumbling beneath Arlington Boulevard, and the project would take three to five years.

Neighbors say the ground beneath their homes is washing away, and a few more years of this might be too long.