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Residents return to ruin

Leavittsburg evacuees cleaning up after flood

July 17, 2013

LEAVITTSBURG — In the areas hardest hit by last Thursday’s flood waters, many residents have spent the ensuing days trying to put the pieces back togethe....

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msmith82

Jul-18-13 11:58 AM

Billdog all I know is when ever it rains hard their sewer backs up into the basement and it is not just their house it happens at.

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Billdog

Jul-18-13 11:50 AM

With all the knowledge on this blog we should be able to fix all the worlds problems.

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msmith82

Jul-17-13 10:22 PM

Know it all my sister in-law does not live any where near the river and her sewer backed up now how is that her fault. That was not river water flowing in her basement it was raw sewage.

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knowitall

Jul-17-13 9:05 PM

Yes you blame flooding on a river. You act like the river never overran the banks and will never again. Just because it was sewage this time doesn't mean rivers don't cause flooding.

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Justme72

Jul-17-13 2:34 PM

Flood zone and an area that floods are 2 different things. There are different types of flood zones also. An area floods everyone should move? What about hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and all the other natural disasters should everyone who has ever been hit by one move? Let's be adults here and have some compassion.

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Justme72

Jul-17-13 2:27 PM

OK lets do homework before you open your mouth. You can only get flood insurance if you live in an area that is designated by FEMA a flood zone. Now just because it floods doesn't mean you are in a flood zone. My yard floods all the time. And we can't get flood insurance. Flood insurance also doesn't cover many items that are typically found in basements. (Furnace, washer, dryer, etc.) Those who make this about one political party are ignorant to the subject.

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knowitall

Jul-17-13 1:06 PM

It's move or have this happen again, and again, and again.

Those homes have little or no value. They have to decide if they want to get on with their lives or keep putting up with this.

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msmith82

Jul-17-13 11:06 AM

Imback2cu for some people it is not that easy to just pick up and move

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imback2cu

Jul-17-13 10:30 AM

If you live in a flood zone you get flooded..a no brain-er my god...Mother Nature is not vindictive...you people are amazing in your stupidity. Stop crying and flippin' move....like to New Orleans..LOL

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thebear402

Jul-17-13 10:05 AM

Breezie, it is my understanding (although I may be wrong) that insurance companies routinely deny flood insurance at any cost if you are building in a flood plain. There is nothing illegal about this, again, to the best of my knowledge.

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Billdog

Jul-17-13 9:16 AM

Always sad to see people loose their belongings over the wrath of Mother Nature.

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Daniel

Jul-17-13 9:00 AM

WarrenProud, Everyone knows how I distaste the GOP, but do you really think they went out there in their grass skirts and did a rain dance? Come on, use at least a little logic. Besides, I thought you said it was the fault of global warming? which it? A GOP rain dance or global warming?

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Breezie3

Jul-17-13 8:50 AM

My parents got hit hard with this flood. Lost everything in the basement which included a new furnace and new washer. Flood insurnace is a MUST with people that live in those areas that seem to be hit everytime they get a lot of rain. I'm not sure why insurance companies would deny Mr. Wheeler flood insurance unless he wasn't the owner of the house? Maybe he didn't have the money and refused to pay the amount asked? Not sure but you can't afford to be WITHOUT insurance in those low lying areas. Just saying... Kinda hard to feel sorry for those people that live in that area when they KNOW it is the hardest hit... GET FLOOD INSURANCE!!!! Are your personal belongings worth the extra money a month? If insurance companies are denying those in that area, there should be an investigation done to find out WHY. I didn't really think it was legal to deny people flood insurance?

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msmith82

Jul-17-13 8:14 AM

The bear I think she gets enjoyment from it.

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msmith82

Jul-17-13 8:12 AM

Warren proud this was river water not sewer. When you live along the river and it rains a lot it floods.

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thebear402

Jul-17-13 8:04 AM

How sad to wake up every day blinded by hate and bitterness, as well as a complete lack of logic or rationale.

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sleddogs

Jul-17-13 7:56 AM

WarrenPound, were you always an idiot or did you work at it?

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TaxMan

Jul-17-13 7:38 AM

Wow. I didn't realize the Republicans were at fault for the Mahoning River flooding all of these years. Perhaps the Democrats should offer the Meadowbrook residents a fair market value for their properties and relocate them to a drier area.

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jonathon

Jul-17-13 7:12 AM

WarrenP, you really are one sick angry black woman, instead of carping the old "NeoCon" go offer some help to your fellow citizens, I'm sure they would appreciate it.

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