In February, James McGrath's house on O'Hara Drive was flooded, causing $3,300 of damage. He said the storm drain in front of it was blocked then, and that it still is blocked.
The city's insurance company says it doesn't owe McGrath. Danville City Commissioners told him Monday there was nothing they could do.
Property owners beware: flooding may be the city's fault, but that doesn't mean it is negligent. Insurance claims are only paid when the city has been negligent.
Take McGrath's case. He says that the storm sewer has been blocked with debris, and that caused water to flow into his basement and house. Commissioner Ryan Owens was at his house several weeks ago and said the storm sewer was so clogged he couldn't see through it.