Displaced renters seek to recoup their money after flooding

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BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) -- Many displaced residents who were renting homes in a suburban Omaha community along the Missouri River say they're lacking answers or help from their landlord after 195 houses took on floodwaters that nearly reached their ceilings.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that several Bellevue residents forced to evacuate the Paradise Lakes rental homes have contacted Legal Aid of Nebraska about recouping unused rent or security deposits. The community's homes were declared uninhabitable following massive flooding that swept through the Midwest last month.

Natalie Littleton says Legal Aid advised her to send Paradise Lakes a certified letter requesting her money. She says the company is demanding that she remove her possessions from the home to be eligible for refunds.

The property website says the office won't answer questions until damages are assessed.