Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Tue November 26, 2013
Residents of Georgetown Common no longer granted access
The owners of a Washington apartment complex heavily damaged in the November 17th tornado are no longer allowing residents to the site. Tri-United Management says the buildings are too dangerous for people to access, citing continued deterioration from wet weather.
The company gave residents until 5pm Sunday to gather their possessions. In a statement, Tri-United says it’s confident 98-percent of residents were able to access their homes to collect their belongings.
The Washington city administrator advised against the move until the company did its own assessment of the property. But the company ignored the recommendation. Tri-United is requesting residents with vehicles on site to remove them by Wednesday morning.
The company is allowing insurance adjusters to stay on hard surfaces Tuesday and Wednesday.