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Theameouse and Irene Patterson were forced to move into a hotel after a sewage line backed up into the basement of their Benton Harbor home.

BENTON HARBOR — A Benton Harbor couple is struggling to get the sewage mess in their basement cleaned up.

Irene Patterson said she and her husband, Theomeouse Patterson, raised four children in the house, where they have lived for more than 30 years.

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Irene Patterson checks on her Benton Harbor home after a recent sewage line backup flooded her basement.

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Staff Writer at The Herald-Palladium