Cairo homeowner upset after city water main break floods home

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 16, 2018

CAIRO, Ga. (WCTV) -- Friday morning, crews in Cairo were still working to clear the area of a water main break on Airport Road.

It happened Wednesday, however, one homeowner is still feeling it's impact two days later.

The break happened directly in front of Amy Meissners' home. For several hours, they say water rushed inside, outside, and underneath their home.

"Oh my God, just oh my God," said Meissner, recalling her reaction.

Two days later, there's still washed up debris and dirt. Their pool that was one bright blue, now resembles pond water.

Meissner woke up to the flooding and immediately called the city.

She says they have no flood insurance because they've never needed it.

"You don't think about the things that can happen until you wake up and you have a river in your front yard. Now, it's just getting it cleaned and moving on from it," said Amy.

The break has caused them thousands in clean up.

The Meissners' say they're upset the city won't take responsibility for causing the damage and wont cover the cost for clean up.

"I just want what's right. I don't want any extra. I just want them to pay for the damage that's been done, or just get somebody to fix it," said Aaron Meissner.

They're now waiting to hear back from their insurance company to decide what necessary steps they'll be taking next.

WCTV reached out to several city departments for comment, and have not heard back from them at this time.

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