Are you one of the Lincoln residents whose residence was flooded with sewer
backup on October 1, 2014 or May 6-7, 2015? You may be well aware that
the City of Lincoln has set up a disaster assistance program to compensate
those affected, but this would only cover up to $5,000 per flooding event
and would only compensate for cleanup costs, not replacement or repair expenses.
Although the city initially announced that the application deadline for
disaster assistance would be July 15, Mayor Chris Beutler has petitioned
to the City Council to
push the cutoff back another month to August 15.
The city continues to deny legal claims over the Theresa Street sewer backup,
saying that this was no act of negligence, but rather an “act of
God” since the backup was prompted by heavy rains.
The City of Lincoln has set aside $1 million for the disaster relief fund,
and so far, 70 residents have applied for assistance through the program.
Remediation reimbursements (that is, reimbursements for cleanup only)
are doled out on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Lincoln residents who do not take the city’s money can turn to Domina
Law Group. Our firm is currently extending an offer of help to city residents
who may have potential legal claims against the city for the damage they
suffered in either one or both of the sewer backup events.
If you would like to learn more about your legal rights and options after
flooding damage, we invite you to contact us today for a review of your
case. We look forward to hearing from you!
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