I live at 22nd and Allen. 2 cars totaled, finished basement had to be gutted, boxes of personal treasures thrown out, hot water heater damage, 10,000 in repairs, so far. Sewer drain backed up 2 days later, direct result of the storm drains pushing it up, another 2,000 to jack hammer the floor and replace pipes. Next door neighbor's hot water heater is gas and after sitting in in 3 ft of water, almost blew. We were evacuated by the fire department, clean up is overwhelming, stress is unbelievable, but ..............I am an ungrateful bastard! Mary ShimsheaThe city will complete it's survey of the storm sewer problem by 2019, and in the meantime keep two rowboats at the West End Firehouse. Those who line up at that podium should be content with the opportunity to express themselves. The notion that a city moving forward at this rate of speed can slow down to correct neighborhood problems is selfish.
Oct 3, 2013
Allentown's Pesky Citizens
Ungrateful Bastards Of the West End.