Port Richmond flooding leaves big mess for residents

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Residents in the city's Port Richmond are cleaning up the big mess Monday's rain caused after several basements flooded.

Investigators are trying to determine if something happened besides the heavy rains to cause the flooding in an area that has not been prone to flooding.

The neighors say the flooding was caused by the water department not reopening the main drains to the river after cleaning the storm drains last week.

They say it caused the sewer to back up into their homes.

The water department has denied these claims and continue to investigate.

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