Extreme climate taking toll on Higher Cincinnati householders

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Severe weather takes its toll on homeowners in the greater Cincinnati area as more rain hits the trail. Brian Walker of Bellevue, Kentucky said that mud and water were poured into his basement for hours two weeks ago, and then last Monday as if someone had opened a fire hydrant, “Walker said. There are still feet of caked wet mud left on and on Last weekend 80,000 pounds were removed from a possibly broken pipe, a sewer pipe, on top of the hill, “Walker said. This hill is right behind Walker’s back yard, which is also filled with mud. “The pipe is at the bottom of the alley up there, there’s now a big sinkhole that’s up the hill,” Walker said. Who was responsible for that burst pipe is still a mystery, but right now Walker’s insurance is covering damage not ab also affects a family in Maderia, Ohio. Leslie Guzman said she found a hole in the ground in her backyard a few days ago. “I’m a little worried about how it can grow and what can happen,” said Guzman. She said an underground pipe burst and repairs are likely to be very expensive. There has been another large sinkhole just half a mile away in Mcdonald Commons Park for weeks. A GoFundMe for Walker’s family is here.

Storms weigh on homeowners in the greater Cincinnati area as more rain comes along.

Brian Walker, of Bellevue, Kentucky, said mud and water poured into his basement for hours two weeks ago, and then again last Monday.

“It looks like someone opened a fire hydrant,” said Walker.

What remains are caked, wet mud feet, 80,000 pounds of which were removed last weekend.

Walker was still digging on Friday when more rain fell.

“We believe it came from a possibly broken pipe, a sewer pipe up on the hill,” Walker said.

This hill is right behind Walker’s back yard, which is also filled with mud.

“The pipe is at the bottom of the alley up there, there’s a big sinkhole now that’s up the hill,” said Walker.

Who was responsible for that burst pipe is still a mystery, but right now, Walker’s insurance doesn’t cover any damage.

“It basically destroyed the back foundation [of the home,]Said Walker.

Storm also hits a family in Maderia, Ohio.

Leslie Guzman said she found a sinkhole in her yard a few days ago.

“I’m a little worried about how it can grow and what can happen,” Guzman said.

She said there was a burst pipe underground and the repairs are expected to be very expensive.

Another large sinkhole has been located just half a mile away in Mcdonald Commons Park for weeks.

A GoFundMe for Walker’s family is here.