GALVESTON – A group of La Marque residents are pursuing legal action after their subdivision reportedly flooded during Hurricane Harvey.
Attorneys Lawrence M. Tylka and Tyler J. Tylka of the Tylka Law Center, P.C. in League City and Alton C. Todd of The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd in Friendswood filed a lawsuit against Texas New Mexico Power Co.; D. Grimm, Inc.; Mesa Line Services, LLC; CraneWorks, Inc.; Crane Works Rentals, LLC; and Costello, Inc. on behalf of the residents in the Galveston County Court at Law No. 2 on Sept. 12.
The nine-page suit blames the six defendants for the flooding in question that swamped the Painted Meadows subdivision last Aug. 26, alleging detritus from the adjacent Mainland Substation on the northwest side of La Marque impeded the drainage of rainwater into ports and channels in the Junemann Bayou near FM 1764.
Per recent court documents, the respondents had been engaged in the erection and construction of the substation and bore responsibility for implementing safeguards.
Harvey made landfall along the middle section of the Texas Gulf Coast as a Category 4 hurricane on the night of Aug. 25. It drenched most of Southeast Texas with approximately 50 inches of rain, leaving many parts of Houston and surrounding areas underwater.
The complainants seek unspecified monetary damages.
Galveston County Court at Law No. 2 Case No. CV-79614