Carlisle man says faulty storm drain repeatedly floods his basement

Carlisle man says faulty storm drain repeatedly floods his basement

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – It’s been a week since floodwaters covered a good part of the area, but a Carlisle man continues to struggle with the aftereffects.

Keven Morrill says he’s been dealing with raw sewage and black mold in his basement.

There is no creek in his neighborhood in the 700 block of Olson Street.  When it rains hard, the runoff flows into a storm drain and into Morrill’s basement.

He says the storm drain has been a problem since at least 2012

“It has been like that for years and years and it needs to be taken care of,” he said.

Morrill says estimates for cleanup and drywall removal and replacement exceed $2,000. His insurance company won’t help.

“Our insurance company says if it’s outside the curb, there is nothing they can do for us,” he said.

He also spoke with the borough about repairing the storm drain.

“It’s earmarked to get fixed, we just don’t know when,” he said.

No one with the borough was available for comment.