Fixing flooded Sanford road could cost at least $1million

As floodwaters continued to pool around Sanford City Hall on Monday, officials inside discussed what to do next.

Due to loose soil, the section of Seminole Boulevard could require at least $1 million to repair, which could hamper other projects according to the city’s director of public works.

The downtown Sanford marina is still underwater. For a boat owner, it also means loss of business.

“It was an Airbnb houseboat, so we had to cancel at least for the rest of the year everyone who had already made reservations,” Ken Nootbaar said. “So, I feel bad for them.”

Nootbaar was one of many visitors to the US Small Business Administration’s temporary office in downtown Sanford.

The Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge, usually across from Lake Monroe, now has water splashing on its patio.

It remains open, but other businesses have been completely shut down for more than a week.

“There are definitely concerns, but it’s one of those things that we won’t know until he’s gone, so we’re going to keep operating as best we can,” said Jason Faulkenburg, the manager. general. “And I feel bad for the people there who don’t have any power. They completely shut it down.”

City officials said Monday they don’t have a specific timeline for when the water will recede.

They won’t know the full extent of the damage until it happens.

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