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Baldwin Residents To Sue Over Raw Sewage During Sandy

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Superstorm Sandy

BALDWIN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - Some Long Island homeowners are headed to court as a result of flood damage caused by superstorm Sandy.

The lives of residents in a Baldwin neighborhood around Barnes Avenue were turned upside when raw sewage washed into their homes, a lot of it.

“If look on this side of the house, you’ll see over five feet on the outside, inside well over four feet,” resident Sam Ellison told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs. “It has to be fixed.”

Dozens of these residents are now suing Nassau County and the town for damages and clean up costs. They say the county had an obligation to properly maintain the sewage system and protect them from sewage exposure.