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Barge Company Responds To Marseilles Lawsuits

Posted by wlpo on May 22, 2013

In response to two lawsuits filed by Marseilles flood victims, a barge company says it’s not their fault.

Ingram Barge Company out of Tennessee released a statement after some of its barges broke free April 18th and hit the Marseilles Dam.  Company officials say flooding of homes happened because of historic high water.  They claim even before the barges crashed into the dam, city officials were advising people to evacuate because the river was threatening to breach a levee.

Barge officials say the lawsuits are “completely without merit”.  Removal of two remaining barges at the Marseilles Dam is ongoing.

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