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Families Sue City Over Flood Damage

Two Shreveport families have sued the city over flood damage from the May 13 storms that flooded their homes. An inadequate drainage ditch near their homes is the reason their properties flooded, the families allege in lawsuits. Their homes on Oak Hill Circle were ravaged by floodwaters. A year later, the families say, they have the same flooding issues and nothing's been done about it. The two families live next door to each other. Their homes are separated by a ditch. Their attorney, Elton Richey, said the ditch overflows every time there's major rainfall. The problem dates back to 1991 when another major flood swept through the city, he said. A claims adjuster determined the city of Shreveport is not responsible. City Attorney Terry Scott decline comment on the lawsuit, citing city policy.

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