Sinkhole causing flooding concerns

March 20, 2012 10:09:23 AM PDT
Heavy rain is especially concerning to some residents living in one particular part of Houston.

A collapsed storm drain has caused a sinkhole on Falloon Road near Hunting Bayou in the Songwood subdivision. Around the sinkhole, neighbors are concerned about what heavy rains might do to their neighborhood.

Right now, the sinkhole is protected. A city of Houston public works spokesman says it was caused by a large storm drain that collapsed. They want to make sure there isn't any further damage to homes and other infrastructure in the area, so city workers will be on standby for any kind of bad weather.

But a lot of the homeowners with whom we spoke say if there is any bad weather, they'll stay in their homes just to make sure.

"Very concerned, the city is going to be out here monitoring tomorrow. If the street floods, they're going to have pumps, they tell me. And this isn't the first time that we've had a collapse along this bayou here," homeowner Steve Mueller said.

Neighbors say they hope the repairs can be made quickly. A lot of them say they've called everyone from city leaders to 311, even local congress members to get fast results.