Forest Acres Police Department Considers New Police Station in the Wake of October’s Flood
Not only were police in the Columbia suburb of Forest Acres helping the public with traffic detours and inundated autos and businesses after the historic flood of Oct. 4, 2015, they were dealing with their own flooded headquarters. In this story, we talk with Police Chief Gene Sealy and City Manager Mark Williams about the city’s hopes to move the police station, which was contaminated with sewage as part of the storm, to a new location out of the flood plain. Just some of the considerations include finding funding and land to build on. The flooded station has been repaired, the men say, but it’s still a struggle with office and storage space in short supply.