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North Carolina people can be weird...........

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

    May 7, 2004
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    Hickory, N.C.
    House Blasted by 3,000 Gallons of Sewage Fri Apr 21, 4:05 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Utility workers trying to blast out a grease clog from a sewer line forced 3,000 gallons of raw sewage into a couple's home, forcing them to abandon their house while hoping that the city makes good on a promise to clean up and repair the damage.

    Mac and Meg McCormick say city leaders have also promised to pay for their stay in a hotel until the repairs are complete. The couple doesn't have any of the agreement in writing, and city officials have declined to discuss the case because it's ongoing.
    "We feel we have no choice but to put our trust and faith in the hands of the city," Meg McCormick said this week as movers hauled damaged furniture from her house. "And I'll be honest, that's a little scary."
    Scott Denham, the risk manager for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, declined to discuss the details of the sewage backup, but did say, "There's no question of the severity of this event."
    City officials don't even know how much the repairs and cleanup will cost, Denham said. Meg McCormick said she has received estimates of $75,000 to $150,000. The house has a tax value of $101,300.
  2. Inu-Hanyou1776

    Inu-Hanyou1776 1/2 ton status

    Oct 1, 2005
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    Murphy, NC
    Knowing how corrupt a lot of government officials in big, massive cities are nowadays, I bet the city's going to try and screw them out and do everything it can to not pay for or help one bit to rebuild their home, and do what it can to get their insurance company from helping them out too.

    EDIT - That, or offer paltry money to buy them out and use that to begin working on taking everybody else's home in the area so they can make an utterly corrupt deal with a delveloper to bulldoze all the homes in favor of yet another mall.

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