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Residents Continue Cleanup Efforts After Flooding in Oak Orchard

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OAK ORCHARD, Del. - In the small neighborhood of Oak Orchard by Millsboro, flooding has become a regular occurrence. Soggy grass, drenched bushes, and gigantic puddles are the norm whenever there is hard rain.

Matt Rydzynski, the owner of Serendipity, a restaurant in the area, said that the flooding creates problems in their neighborhood.

"It's always a cleanup," he said. "The mud, dirt, things floating, debris - all kinds of fun stuff."

The problem for people who live in the area is that they border the town marsh. This marsh collects all of the rainwater for the Millsboro area, and so every time there are severe rain levels, the water pours into their streets, forcing people to stay inside.

"We lose business," said Rydzynski. "Our servers don't make any money. And it hurts. It hurts everybody."

Richard Dondarski is a chef at the restaurant. He and his daughter ran through the water in the street adjacent to their restaurant on Monday. He said that the flooding was a scary situation when the rain first starting falling on Friday night.

"It was probably waste high on us," he said. "It was tough to get out. We had to go out through the trailer park."

Neighbors in the area said that they were frustrated by the constant flooding because they believe that there is not enough being done to prevent it. People who live on River Road said that they have called DelDot and DNRec, but still nothing has been done.

Joseph T'Alessandro said that the flooding created major problems not just for the neighbors, but for driving passerby's as well.

"You gotta be careful," he said. "You don't want to hydroplane - you go too fast on the highway and you hit a puddle - you lose control of your car and everything."

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