Flood victim has Mika to thank

By Mika Highsmith - bio | email

Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email

(WTOL) Tearetha Crittington couldn't help but think about what happened to her basement. It flooded one month ago.

After all, the damaged goods were in plain view outside on the curb. "They keep asking, 'Is it on the curb?' Yes, it's on the curb. I don't know how they'd miss it. How can you miss it?"

Everything from clothes to a mattress -- one big pile of mess she's been trying to get picked up for a month. "I've called every monday," she told News 11.

Crittington said they drive by it every week. So she turned to us. "I don't know what else to do, so I decided to call you."

We came to the rescue an got the answer Crittington's been wating for. The problem is it wasn't on the right curb. It was in front of a vacant house, not Crittington's. "I didn't know what the problem was," she said, "I could have rectified that along ago."

No worries. Thanks to the city, it was picked up the next day, giving this homeowner a fresh new start. "I love it. I can see grass again. This is beautiful. I really appreciate what you did because I wasn't getting anywhere with them."

"That day I came home and saw that again after a month, I said, 'Oh no, I'm going to call Mika.' I ran right in the house and called Channel 11, and you were right on it."

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