30 Residents File Storm-Related Claims In Riverside

RIVERSIDE (AP) — The city of Riverside has received about 30 claims from residents seeking about $160,000 in reimbursement for damage caused by last month’s damaging rainstorms.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Monday the claims blame the city for everything from flooding on residential properties to cars damaged by gigantic potholes.

Six of the claims deal with one pothole in particular.

One angry resident says in his filing that the pothole is three feet long and eight inches deep.

City Attorney Greg Priamos says more claims likely will come in before the filing deadline.

Residents have six months to claim injury or damage to personal property such as cars and a year to claim damage to real property, such as a house. The city has 45 days to assess the claims.

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