Flooded Wilmington tenants angry over landlord's plan

Posted by Kristy Ondo - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Some residents in several Wilmington apartment complexes say their landlord is making an already difficult situation worse.

Tuesday night, the parking lots at Brookstone Apartments were filled with moving vans and piles of belongings as residents scrambled to pack up.

WECT obtained a copy of a letter given to tenants by management, saying residents' possessions would be removed if they didn't clear out their apartments by Wednesday morning.

Six inches of rain fell on parts of Wilmington Monday night, flooding out the first floors of several apartment buildings off Racine Drive.

New Hanover County emergency management director Warren Lee said the landlords involved assured him they were assisting residents who needed a place to stay, but Brookstone residents said that's not the case.

They said the letters telling them to pack up were delivered at 4:00 Tuesday night, leaving very little time for action.  They also said special deals at a local motel promised by Brookstone management did not actually exist.

Now residents are upset because they feel management won't do their part to help.

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