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Argentine neighbors frustrated with city after homes flood for second time

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For those in the Argentine neighborhood in KCK, it was an absolutel nightmare and a recurring one, particularly for Timothy Curry. (KCTV5) For those in the Argentine neighborhood in KCK, it was an absolutel nightmare and a recurring one, particularly for Timothy Curry. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

The streets in Kansas City, KS are dry now, but when the rains came, neighbors found themselves waist deep in water for the second time in the past month. 

For those in the Argentine neighborhood in KCK, it was an absolute nightmare and a recurring one for resident Timothy Curry. 

Curry's home was flooded twice and he had started replacing items, only to have them destroyed in a second flood this past weekend. 

"Hot water tank, I've lost a furnace, AC unit outside, breaker box," Curry said. "At that point - like what do you do? I don’t have thousands of dollars sitting around to replace this stuff."

Curry is far from the only resident in Argentine to be exhausted by the recent torrential downpours. 

“At first I took it like a tough person and now, I’m worn out," said Leticia Macias. 

Everyone is safe, but vehicles were totaled and furniture was soaked. Basements in the neighborhood filled with water, damaging everything inside, including photos and memorabilia. 

"It was the only thing we had to remind us of those moments - and they’re all gone," said Carlos Vasquez, whose home was also flooded twice. 

Residents believe that along with that torrential rain that's fallen, the city also holds responsible. 

They shot video showing a pump was off during the storm. They believe that's why the flooding in the area got so bad. 

The city said it pumps sewer water, not flood water. They added the pump had no effect on the flooding at 39th Street and Argentine. The city said the stormwater pump at 24th and Strong was operation. 

"Even if the pumps are working, but they're not up to par with what they used to be, when do we replace them?," Curry said. 

City officials tell KCTV5 the pump is old and there is a replacement schedule, but say that Saturday's storm event was so large, any pump would have had trouble keeping up with the amount of water. 

Still, some are skeptical at the city explanation. Curry is afraid it could happen a third time to him and his neighbors. 

"Just come down here and show us they care," he said. "That's all. We're not looking for a paycheck. We want this issue fixed. That is it."

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