So I am chasing my dog down the street where the neighbor is working outside. He is always outside since he has a mini auto shop in his garage. He is always tinkering with something. I asked him if he was flooded as well and he said yes. He told me that the neighborhood is divided into four zones for drainage. Two out of the four zones in the neighborhood were plugged. They had massive root penetration. The city knew about the issue but was "getting to it". My neighbor has a picture of the truck that was cleaning the roots out of the drains. He said once it left, basements drained. I guess there is a Town Hall meeting Thursday at 7:30pm. So it wasn’t a decision just laziness on the part of the city that ruined homes.