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Residents in Dominion Ranch, a subdivision in Port Arthur, Texas, have blamed local contractor Cormier Homes for leaving construction debris behind that is clogging up drains and causing flooding there.

But as Port Arthur News staffer David Ball repots, Tom Cormier, owner of Cormier Homes, sees things differently.

Cormier says his company is not the only one operating in Dominion Ranch, although it’s the only one currently building homes.

Additionally, he said the company has dumpsters on site while other contractors may not have dumpsters. He said some contractors are doing Harvey repairs and putting their trash on the streets.

“They’re remodeling and not providing trash receptacles out there like we are,” Cormier said. “Six feet of flood water (from Harvey) will cause trash and debris. We can’t pick other people’s trash and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) project is over.

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