IP being sued by some residents of Florida's Panhandle for allegedly causing flooding that damaged their properties when a levee maintained by the company failed on April 29; IP sent condolences to the residents but said it was not at fault

PENSACOLA, Florida , May 14, 2014 () – Residents of one flooded Panhandle neighborhood are blaming International Paper for their property damage.

The Pensacola News Journal (http://on.pnj.com/1lzYtv2 ) reported 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.

Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com

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