Flooded Panhandle Residents Sue Paper Company

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Residents of one flooded Panhandle neighborhood are blaming International Paper for their property damage.

Reports say Tuesday that residents of the Bristol Park neighborhood have filed a filed a lawsuit against the paper giant.

The residents claim a breach in a levee maintained by the company caused a wall of water to move through the neighborhood and left some homes with up to 5 feet of water inside.

In a prepared statement, the company sent it's condolences to residents but said the April 29 flood was unprecedented and damage to the neighborhood was not the fault of International Paper.

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