Irene Evacuation Goes On For Bronx Residents
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Residents of a Bronx apartment complex are still trying to get back into their homes, nearly a month after they had to evacuate due to damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
The episode is playing out at the Villa Charlotte Bronte, a striking, castle-like place that sits on the edge of a cliff high above the Hudson River.
The New York Times reports that part of the cliff collapsed after the storm roared through, raising questions about whether the villa’s foundations had been endangered.
The residents of five apartments who left in a rush still haven’t been allowed to return.
The newspaper says there is no timetable yet for finishing the safety evaluation and getting people back home.
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