Alabama Governor Has Insurance for $50K Water Pipe Damage in Home

January 10, 2014
Gov. Robert Bentley

Gov. Robert BentleyThe freezing weather really hit home with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.

The freezing weather really hit home with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.

Bentley said this week that his private home in Tuscaloosa has an estimated $50,000 in damage after a water pipe froze and burst in the attic.

Bentley says the water damaged ceilings, walls, carpets and hardwood floors, all of which have to be replaced.

But Bentley said he’s got good homeowner’s insurance, so he and first lady Dianne Bentley are looking at their misfortune as a chance to update the house. Bentley says that needed to be done anyway.

Bentley is a retired dermatologist who practiced medicine for years in Tuscaloosa before being elected governor.

Bentley says his wife is at the house dealing with the mess while he continues working in Montgomery.

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  • January 15, 2014 at 3:03 pm
    Sacramento says:
    Nope, have a crawl space with pipes there too!
  • January 15, 2014 at 1:31 pm
    Nebraskan says:
    Don't laugh at me, but are they in the attic because there is no basement?
  • January 15, 2014 at 11:48 am
    james says:
    That's not what he appears to be saying. He figures since his house is already torn up, he may as well go ahead and update it now.
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