Business owners frustrated after strip mall’s leaky roof creates damage after heavy rain

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by Tim Wetzel / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on May 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM

THE WOODLANDS, Texas—Business owners are blaming Tuesday morning’s severe weather and a leaking roof for filling their stores with ankle-deep water.

Dr. Kim Feuquay said her dental office was ruined when rainwater came gushing in through the ceiling. She said the flood damaged thousands of dollars in equipment.

”I pretty much have to start from ground zero,” said Feuquay. “I think the most frustrating part is that this was preventable.”

Owners in the Shops at Alden Bridge on FM 1488 said they complained to their landlord on Friday about leaking water and the problem wasn’t fixed.

“I emailed them on Sunday night, telling them I didn’t receive a response and there was more rain in the forecast,” said salon owner Adriana Hinojosa. “Nothing happened, and look what everybody is dealing with today.”

Hinojosa said she even called an emergency hotline for Bennington Properties and never received a response.

KHOU also reached out to the management company Tuesday afternoon, and we are still waiting for a comment.

With thousands of dollars in damage, Dr. Feuquay said it could take her a month or more to get her dental office back in operation.

“If I did dentistry like they handled their business, I wouldn’t be in business,” said Feuquay.

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