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East Liberty Tenants Frustrated By Flooded Apartments

Keith Webb’s apartment was spared the most serious damage. (Credit: KDKA)

Keith Webb’s apartment was spared the most serious damage. (Credit: KDKA)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Several basement apartments in the Negley House Apartments in East Liberty were flooded when an upstairs hot water tank sprung a leak over the weekend.

“I couldn’t believe the way it was coming,” Keith Webb said. “Everybody was coming out to check their stuff. The water was coming down the hall. I could see it moving toward my apartment.”

Webb’s apartment was spared the most serious damage.

Just down the hall from his apartment, the basement apartment of Tommy Jetter may have sustained the brunt of the water damage.

At one point, water was rushing into her apartment through a kitchen wall.

“It was water just everywhere,” she described. “… I had to call the fire department twice. And the first time they came out, they said they couldn’t do anything. The second time they came out they found a valve and turned the water off. By that time, it looked like a swimming pool in the hallway.”

A crew showed up from a carpet cleaning company on Monday, but angry tenants say they can’t live in damp apartments.

They’re upset it took more than two full days for the landlord to hire a cleaning crew.

KDKA-TV tried to reach Lobos Property Management for comment, but did not hear back from them.

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