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09/29/04

Fire, Frances Victim Faces Eviction

Even if you don't remember her name, you might remember Christina Plough's story. Her house burned down a few months ago. Then a tree fell on her next house, heavily damaging it. Now, she has even bigger problems. Christina and her one-year-old daughter Shyanne may be forced to look for yet another new home.

Christina is being evicted for not paying rent for the time it took to repair the damage done to her house by the tree in the wake of Hurricane Frances.

"Entire roof had caved in," she told us. "Entire floor was messed up extremely bad and we weren't able to go in the room."

Christina says she will only pay rent for the 14 days in September she was able to live in her home, but she says the property manager, Lanier Properties, is not accepting just a half month's rent. Now Christina says she and Shyanne are exactly where they were before, looking for a new place to live

"I don't know what I'm going to do. I really don't," she told us.

But not all Christina's luck has been bad. After watching Christina's story on WTOC earlier this month, a viewer offered her a job.

"I am so thankful, it's given me the opportunity to fix things that have fallen behind because of the incidents in the last few months," she said.

We did speak with the owner of property, Jody Lanier. He says by law, if an act of god does any damage to a home, it is the tenant's responsibility to pay the rent. As far as Christina and Shyanne go, they have until the end of October to find a new place to live.

In our last story we told you, with rash of bad luck, Christina has been considering leaving Savannah. But she now says thanks to her new job, she is staying in town.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com

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