When the latest round of flooding spread mud and misery at the Manna Christian mobile home park in Bonita Springs, we asked what else did Lee County government expect? After all, it was Lee County commissioners who allowed people to live in a flood plain — in harm’s way.
Now, stopping short of buying Manna Christian due to the high cost of relocating its residents, Lee government is doing the next best thing — making sure the mobile homes that are allowed to stay live up to the fundamental public safety rules. That means there are 80 home sites rather than the 210 which were there when the floods hit.
Although we wonder where the others who have jobs will be able to afford to live, it is better having a lesser number of Manna Christian residents safe than a higher number wondering when the next floods will strike and who will shelter them — as the Red Cross and churches so heroically did last year.