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Columbia Homeowners taking action after Flood Damage

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Columbia Homeowners taking action after Flood Damage

If your home or property was affected by the recent flooding in Columbia you might be entitled to compensation.  Contact us now or call us at 864-312-4444  to schedule a free consultation.

One Columbia, SC couple, Sharon and Thomas Funderburk, have filed a lawsuit this week in Lexington County Circuit targeting South Carolina Electric and Gas for inadequate preparation for the storm and insufficient communication with local residents during the development of the storm.

After record setting rainfalls caused the astounding levels of damage to homes, property, infrastructure and even loss of life (discussed in our previous blog) lower state residents were left searching for answers. At least one couple has determined Mother Nature is not the only one at fault.

According to the suit, “SCE&G was negligent and reckless in not releasing enough water from the 47,500-acre lake prior to record rain and in failing to give sufficient warning so homeowners could prepare.”

According to geology records, “Lake levels were [only] 3.5 feet below the maximum allowed prior to the rain.”

Thestate.com reports that, “[This] was the first time dam floodgates were opened due to rain since 1969, officials say. Gates were closed after two days with releases as high as 375,000 gallons per minute as up to four of six floodgates opened.”

“[This] is apparently the first of several lawsuits expected to be filed across the Midlands for flooding that occurred Oct. 4-5,” reports the news outlet.

If your home or property was affected by the recent flooding in Columbia, don’t delay! You might be entitled to compensation.  Contact us now for a free consultation.

To read more about the current lawsuit visit the link below.

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article40515687.html#storylink=cpy

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Mr. Patel worked for the Greenville County Public Defender’s Office in 2005 after graduating from law school. While there, Mr. Patel handled thousands of cases ranging from low-level misdemeanors to high-profile murders. In March 2011, Mr. Patel and Mr. Desai formed The Carolina Law Group. Mr. Patel practices in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and personal injury. In 2011, Mr. Patel was elected as the President of the Greenville Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (GACDL).

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