Blind lady, 85, displaced from residence after household mentioned it was ‘unlivable circumstances’ after winter storm
Like many others, Ossie Riley’s water pipes froze and burst, however her pipe issues additionally induced main flooding inside her residence.
“The water was popping out so onerous from below my sink that it knocked one in all my doorways off my cupboard,” Riley mentioned.
Since then, her home has suffered severe harm and mildew continues to develop in its air vents and on its partitions.
“Mould is an unlivable situation for anybody,” mentioned her granddaughter Lakita.
Riley is a retired instructor with a number of sclerosis and her 85-year-old grandmother who lives together with her is blind.
Her home is empty, however she mentioned she was unable to get assist.
“I’ve had my home since 1988. To expertise such a devastating tragic state of affairs could be very insufferable,” she mentioned.
Riley mentioned she feared shedding her residence for good.
“She and my grandmother actually don’t have anything proper now,” her daughter mentioned. “They do not have a house to return to and keep in. In the event that they return and keep there, I’ve a sense it is going to have an effect on their well being. They may not make it.”
ABC13 has contacted council member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz in District D, which covers the neighborhood the place Riley lives, however we’ve got not acquired a response.
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