Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday toured the water-damaged home of Sheila Ortiz on Renwick Place along the flood-ravaged Rooster River in the Brooklawn section of the West Side. Flash flooding from nearly seven inches of rain on September 25 swelled her basement with water to the top of the residential stairs and totaled her vehicle. Some residents in the neighborhood have been forced into temporary housing.
Ganim, see video above, was joined by his Chief of Staff Dan Shamas during a tour of some damaged homes. Ortiz, who noted insurance won’t cover all the destruction, provided additional information so it can be forwarded to the state for a federal disaster relief application.
Frustrated neighborhood residents voiced concerns about conditions at a Thursday night forum.
The Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security in Bridgeport Scott Appleby encouraged residents to inform the EOC of any uninsured damages to their homes or properties, at 203-579-3829.