Power outages, flooding create infrastructure concerns for Germantown residents

By Published: September 23, 2019 4:00 AM CT Subscribers Only
<strong>Barry Reeder (left), crew supervisor, braces an emergency wall to be installed by his crew in Germantown. The Germantowm Public Works Department was cleaning out ditches and making repairs in preparation for heavy rains the week of Aug. 26.</strong> (Houston Cofield/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Barry Reeder (left), crew supervisor, braces an emergency wall to be installed by his crew in Germantown. The Germantowm Public Works Department was cleaning out ditches and making repairs in preparation for heavy rains the week of Aug. 26. (Houston Cofield/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Frequent power outages and flooding issues this summer have caused Germantown residents concern about the city's infrastructure. City officials and MLGW say relief for many impacted residents is not part of the current 2019-20 budget.

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Drainage Germantown Germantown Park Mike Palazzolo MLGW Patrick Lawton Stormwater

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren  is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a graduate of the University of Memphis.  She has worked for several local publications and covers the suburbs for The Daily Memphian.


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