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Couple seeks compensation for sewage damage to home

There are 38 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 13, 2008, titled Couple seeks compensation for sewage damage to home. In it, Newsday reports that:

A seemingly routine sewer backup has turned into a protracted nightmare for an Albertson family, with no resolution in sight.

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MCR

Jamaica, NY

#2 Jun 13, 2008
"His wife, a former Nassau County police officer who said she retired with a disability after a car accident"

Serves them right for cheating the system - cops are bullies, idiots and the biggest cheats!

Ha-Ha (Nelson Munz)
What an Odor

Howell, NJ

#6 Jun 13, 2008
This story stinks !!
KWA

Shoreham, NY

#7 Jun 13, 2008
The whole country looks like one backed up sewer from the turd world.
Lablvr

Huntington, NY

#9 Jun 13, 2008
All I can say to them is good luck. My elderly mother in law lost the entire contents of her basement and the basement itself sustained tremendous damage from flooding back in 2005. It was after horrendous downpours and non stop rain in October. Nassau county didn't open up some type of drain off for the storm drains and many houses on the south shore of Nassau had water back up into their basements. In the 50 plus years she lived in her house, she never had a drop of water in the basement until that storm. The water was over two feet in in her basement. It destroyed her heating system, washer, dryer, freezer, fridge, all the furniture, momentos from years and years ago, all her holiday decorations and did damage to the carpets, floors and walls. She was not covered by insurance because she didn't have flood insurance. She filed a claim as instructed by Nassau County but was told that if the government didn't offer any type of federal aid she'd be out of luck. Well it's been almost 3 years and there has been no response from the county from any of our inquiries. We had to photograph everything then drag ALL of out to the curb for special pick up. She has been unable to replace anything as she only gets social security. Her family helped with the heating system and washer and dryer. Many of the items she lost are irreplaceble such as family pictures and momentos from her childhood and her parents. So again I say,,,good luck!
Stickler

AOL

#10 Jun 13, 2008
Who was the Licensed Master Plumber on the job?
This is a county problem

New York, NY

#11 Jun 13, 2008
I was there on oak ridge and all i can say is the county sewer guy said "this is on the county".Making that statement sure sounds like he was saying this was NASSAU COUNTY's PROBLEM and NOT the homeowner!!!!
NY to VA

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jun 13, 2008
To lablvr; Why didn't she go to FEMA?
Flood insurance does not pay for personal items,but does pay for anything that runs the house,ex.furnace,hot water heater,washer dryer,freezer etc. I lived in Island Park at one time and would never not had flood insurance,.Granted Oceanside rarely,if at all gets flooded,but it is something to have anyway. As for heavy rains,,even flood insurance won;t pay for it,,,it is not caused by high tides or hurricanes
I was flooded out 3 times due to hurricanes, and high tides and money wise lost $10,000.00 in personal unpaid for items,/
lamiestduck

United States

#14 Jun 13, 2008
Why have a basement at all. I have my house on a very high foundation. I swat anything I see approach it.
Cynical

Holbrook, NY

#15 Jun 14, 2008
No sympathy for any "retired on disability" cop.
Frank Z

Englishtown, NJ

#17 Jun 14, 2008
waste not, want not.....
Turd soup

White Plains, NY

#19 Jun 14, 2008
When life gives you lemons....
Just Me

West Islip, NY

#20 Jun 14, 2008
This is so sickening!! Act of God?? Come on! It was a worker who opened up the wrong pipe!! An act of God woulda been if a tornado came through and ripped open the pipe that spilled into their basement!
Unbelievable! I am so angry as if this is happening to me! I hope the family can get their life back on track very soon because the money they must be spending because of somebody else's mistake must be through the roof.
Another great example of the county trying to get out of paying what they know they owe. They are buying time while their lawyers try to find a loop hole so they won't have to part with any money! Same thing happened with me except in Suffolk.
So aggravating!!!
Disability Scam

Stratford, CT

#21 Jun 14, 2008
Cynical wrote:
No sympathy for any "retired on disability" cop.
Me neither, use some of the tax free income for life with benefits to clean up your mess.
Ann

United States

#22 Jun 14, 2008
enjoy life wrote:
<quoted text>
Your english stinks, foreigner. Hitler would have painted their house brown.
Your English needs a bit of work, as well. What's your excuse?
Michael L

Far Rockaway, NY

#24 Jun 14, 2008
God causes overflows!:O

"Nassau County attorney Lorna Goodman said that the county would determine whether their negligence -- rather than someone else's -- an accident or "act of God" caused the overflow."
Merrickgirl

Hicksville, NY

#25 Jun 14, 2008
I honestly think it was the plumbers fault but good luck in court I live in Nassau and LI sucks but my kids education is very important which is why we are here as well as our families
Landlord

New Brunswick, NJ

#26 Jun 14, 2008
Sounds like they shoul sue the plumber. He should be insured.
Hmmm

Brooklyn, NY

#27 Jun 14, 2008
I don't see how the guy who opened the sewer isn't to blame. Whichever agency he represents should be held liable.
Thissucks

Far Rockaway, NY

#28 Jun 14, 2008
Lablvr wrote:
All I can say to them is good luck. My elderly mother in law lost the entire contents of her basement and the basement itself sustained tremendous damage from flooding back in 2005. It was after horrendous downpours and non stop rain in October. Nassau county didn't open up some type of drain off for the storm drains and many houses on the south shore of Nassau had water back up into their basements. In the 50 plus years she lived in her house, she never had a drop of water in the basement until that storm. The water was over two feet in in her basement. It destroyed her heating system, washer, dryer, freezer, fridge, all the furniture, momentos from years and years ago, all her holiday decorations and did damage to the carpets, floors and walls. She was not covered by insurance because she didn't have flood insurance. She filed a claim as instructed by Nassau County but was told that if the government didn't offer any type of federal aid she'd be out of luck. Well it's been almost 3 years and there has been no response from the county from any of our inquiries. We had to photograph everything then drag ALL of out to the curb for special pick up. She has been unable to replace anything as she only gets social security. Her family helped with the heating system and washer and dryer. Many of the items she lost are irreplaceble such as family pictures and momentos from her childhood and her parents. So again I say,,,good luck!
This county has no heart. I bet if it was one of our politicians they would have paid it. And used tax payer funds to pay our county workers clean it up.(no doubt in my mind)
Chipster

East Meadow, NY

#29 Jun 14, 2008
With my insurance company, you can (and I did) buy the backup coverage. Mine covers cost associated with any sewage backup in such a situation.

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