Sheldon Gardner, St. Augustine Record, Oct. 12, 2017

Flooding in St. Augustine’s Davis Shores neighborhood could soon be minimized thanks to a new stormwater system.

After securing approval for a cost-share program, the city ordered valves for stormwater outfall pipes to get rid of sunny day flooding in Davis Shores, the kind of flooding that comes not from rain but from high tides.

“That’s the idea of these backflow preventers is to keep those nuisance tides from coming back up through the stormwater system,” St. Augustine Public Works Director Martha Graham recently told St. Augustine commissioners.

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