Residents Displaced By Flooding Water (VIDEO)

By Emily Dwire
By Rachel Martin

June 2, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – The flood waters from Saturday are still plaguing Fort Wayne residents, as some are displaced from their homes.

Black Bear Creek Apartments, close to the intersection of Reed Road and Lake Avenue, has been declared a category three disaster area by Homeland Security.

Complex officials say that’s because electricity is out in portions of the complex and the flooding has deemed apartments on the lower levels to be dangerous.

They sent out a letter and met with residents Saturday and Sunday stating they should gather their things and relocate, so they can shut down the areas.

Some residents claim at one point, they had up to three feet of water in their apartments.

“Everything was floating, I’ve lost almost everything. They told us to call our churches if we needed some place to stay, they pretty much just dumped us. And the majority of people, there were probably 18 cars totaled out here. They have no cars to go anywhere, it's just been terrible,” said Ann Hefty, resident.

21 Alive spoke to residents who claim that not everyone had a place to go, but according to apartment officials, they've been working with the American Red Cross to relocate residents.

Officials say since the first notice went out Saturday, another notice was released telling residents they will be able to reenter their homes at 8 a.m. Monday.




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