• Altamonte Springs apartment still flooding 2 years after damage


    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A Seminole County woman called Eyewitness News because her apartment managers still haven't fixed her leaking apartment after two years.

    Brenda Urbina said every time it rains, her apartment literally floods. It's at the Country Walk complex near Interstate 4 and State Road 436.

    The damp and mold is putting her son's health in danger, so she called Channel 9's Tim Barber.

    The water has destroyed the carpet and walls of her Altamonte Springs apartment.

    Urbina fears it is black mold that is spreading and affecting her 14-year-old son, who has asthma.

    "I have to move him to my mother's house until this problem gets solved," Urbina said.

    She said the problem has been going on for two years despite managers' attempts to fix it.

    "I have been waiting two years already, so up until now I am done dealing directly with them," Urbina said.

    She's filing paperwork to pay her rent to the court until the apartment is cleaned up.

    Urbina said she has been trying to get management to move her out of her apartment. She said she had not been getting anywhere until she told them Monday that WFTV was doing a story.

    Urbina said they are letting her stay in another apartment for 10 days.

    She said she just hopes this time, whoever works on the problem actually fixes it.

    "I don't want to be living in there. I pay my rent on time, I am a very clean person and my house right now (looks) like nobody can live in there," Urbina said.

    Urbina waited to bring the story to Channel 9 because she wanted to give management time to fix the problem.

    WFTV reached out to managers, but they did not respond.

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