<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - flood]]> http://gazette.com/rss/flood Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:20:58 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs residents affected by flash floods find no relief]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-residents-affected-by-flash-floods-find-no-relief/article/1585779?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-residents-affected-by-flash-floods-find-no-relief/article/1585779?custom_click=rss

No help is coming for residents recovering from the Aug. 29 flash flood in downtown Colorado Springs.

None of them had purchased flood insurance, which is separate from homeowners coverage, so insurance companies aren't paying. No one declared the storm damage a national emergency, so federal agencies aren't paying. The city denies accusations uncleaned drainage systems are to blame, so it's not paying.

The residents are paying.

The homeowners are footing thousands of dollars in repairs, as many of the rentals on Logan Avenue and basements along Platte Avenue stand gutted and empty. Nearly all appliances and personal belongings were thrown into dumpsters, too waterlogged to keep.



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