CALEXICO — A twice broken city pipe has caused more than $50,000 of damage to his merchandise and his Rockwood Avenue store, according to Ali Siadi, proprietor of three LA Fashion locations in downtown Calexico.
The city of Calexico's claims management firm from Orange has told Siadi it will pay him $8,000.
Siadi is $42,000 mad.
On Wednesday, he flipped through a 3-inch thick wad of Polaroid pictures.
The pictures show a flooded floor, damaged shoe boxes and soaked carpets.
Siadi claims his shoes and clothing store on Rockwood Avenue was flooded when a city-owned pipe burst in June.
According to Siadi, public works crews who responded to his initial complaint said a pipe carrying water through the alley behind his store burst sometime after 1 a.m.
Siadi opened his store at 7 a.m. to find six hours worth of liquid lapping at his feet.
"Not water, mud!" he said.