CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Gripping electronic images stored on Tim Trautman's desk top offer a compelling visual narrative into the hardship that high water brings to some of Charlotte's most flood-prone neighborhoods.
The pictures reveal standing water at many homes.
He works with Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services.
Many vulnerable houses may remain in harm's way, because federal dollars normally used to demolish them are dwindling.
"What we've been able to do is take 25 cents and what we've been able to do is take 75 cents from the federal government to make that a dollar," Trautman said.
Remember the Doral and Caviler apartments?
The mix of federal dollars combined with local storm water fees allowed parts of the complex to be bulldozed.
Eloise McClary lives on Seldon Avenue it is a place with a history of flooding. She said, "If it gets too high. I know that I have to leave."