Insurance Company Rejects Storm, Sewer Backup Claims in Idaho

 Thursday, September 4, 2014


The city of Twin Falls’ insurance company has said it won’t pay the people seeking reimbursement for the damage created when city sewers backed up into their homes during Aug. 6’s heavy rains. The Idaho Counties Risk Management Program sent identical letters a couple of weeks ago to the 11 residents and property owners who had filed tort claims, saying the rain and not any negligence by the city was to blame. “The City drainage systems and sewer lines simply could not maintain or drain the amount of water that fell in such a short time,” the letters read. “This incident would be considered an act of nature.”