Brownville homeowner up in arms over flood damage | News
BROWNVILLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Brownville resident, Maureen Gormley, arrived home Saturday night from a concert to find her entire basement flooded to the ceiling after a flash flood there wreaked havoc over of the town.
Gormley, who has lived in Brownville since she was fifteen, had just moved into her home on Route 11 three months prior to the storm that brought piles of sand and sludge into her basement. The house's foundation is almost unsavable. "I had an estimator in here and he said that I'm looking at $30,000 or better to fix that foundation because it's a three story historic home," said Gormley.
After reaching out to town officials, Gormley learned that she is solely responsible for paying for the damages to her home caused by flooding. She has no home insurance, but hopes that a private loan will allow her to repair the house she hopes to call home again.
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