It's the only apartment complex in
"It's an experience you think you're never going to have," said 71-year-old
The electrical contractor called for the city to do its inspection Wednesday, Hank said. City Fire Marshal
Second- and third-floor residents will have to wait until at least one of the complex's elevators is running; that's expected to be done by Tuesday at the latest.
Graham said it took multiple calls from her attorney before Greystone would allow her and her 74-year-old husband, Ernie, to move out of their first-floor unit. Movers on Wednesday were taking their belongings to a new senior apartment complex on the city's
Before an onsite
"The biggest problem is there's such a lack of concern," Graham said.
Bakken acknowledged that the storm and flooding were historic -- some 5 feet of water filled
"I think it's all because corporate is out of state," he said.
Bakken's lease runs out in March, and he hasn't decided if he wants to stay.
"There's no affordable housing in
She also said Wednesday afternoon that those who want to move out of the complex to go live in another place will be allowed to do so as long as they realize they might not have access to an elevator.
Greystone is not charging residents for the days they've been unable to live in their apartments and Wednesday afternoon announced that its "insurance provider has indicated that they will cover reasonable and necessary temporary housing expenses that are above and beyond the per-day rent you would have paid during the time you have been displaced."
"These expenses have to be documented with receipts," the company said.
The company has also been providing residents with
Formally ordered by the city to evacuate on
Only one other building, a 16-unit apartment complex also on
Residents of a building near the
Hank did not identify any problems with
"A lot of it was bad luck," he said.
The area got 9 to 10 inches of rain in a short period of time, he said, and buildings are not generally designed to handle that much.
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