(WTVM) -- Attorneys with the Philips Branch law firm mailed what are called anti-litum letters Wednesday giving the city thirty days to settle Teak Drive claims outside of court before a formal lawsuit is filed.
Since the spillway breach, residents have been living in severely damaged homes. They want everything to be repaired.
FEMA has now designated Teak Drive a flood zone. These residents will face lower property values and higher costs for flood insurance. The financial costs just keep mounting.
The city, though, is standing by their offer of $10,000. Clifton Fay, a Chambers County Attorney, says Georgia law protects cities from being held liable for one time public work failures and that it will be hard to prove otherwise in court.