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Fighting the flood on 108 Avenue

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

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.

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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