Fighting the flood on 108 Avenue

John MacDonald stands where his riverside fire pit once stood. Washed away now, but he will rebuild.

When I first caught up with MacDonald this week, it was 2am and MacDonald was not only battling Mother Nature - but drivers helping her flood his home who speed through the closed to traffic area.

MacDonald - a resident along 108th Avenue - overnights in his truck in attempt to stop drivers from making the dramatic waves - that only further flood his home.

"We suffered minimal damage from this flood," he says Wednesday.

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Other than some water in the crawl space the house was unscathed this time. He credits a strong water and flood mitigation system he's been working on since 2016. 

"After the last flood and extensive damage, we built a burm in the front and it worked well."

The Mirror checked out this year's destruction this week.

"It did take out the road and the whole bank."

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