Richwood threatens lawsuit

Letters claiming the city of Lake Jackson was liable for flooding in Richwood cite activities that were carried out at this location, a flood gate near FM 2004.

LAKE JACKSON — They began arriving at City Hall in bunches early this month and now number around 200: letters from a Houston trial attorney working on behalf of Richwood area residents, who allege the city of Lake Jackson caused flooding in their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Both the trial attorney, Matias Adrogue, and Lake Jackson City Attorney Sherri Russell said this week they are unwilling to reach a settlement and will take the issue to trial if necessary.

Sam Liebl is a reporter at The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0152.

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This was not the first time Lake Jackson diverted water that adversely affected others.

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