Plaza condos invite residents to clean up

11:59 PM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
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Plaza Towers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Residents of the Plaza Towers apartments and condos are still waiting to find out when they can return to their homes.

The Grand River flooding forced them out on April 20.

The residents were given five hours to collect what they could from their basement storage units, or else face a $500 fee. These units are next to the underground parking garage where dozens of cars were also flooded.

The water there is almost entirely gone now, but the residents still had to sign a medical waiver before entering, incase the left-overs make them sick.

"It's gut-wrenching to come up here and open box after box that are literally water soaked and falling apart, and making a split second decision; do you keep it or pitch it?" said condo owner Brent Adani.

Somewhere in the heap of mud, water, and a musky stench, are his old year books, photos and navy memorabilia. "It's obviously from nature, and there's not a whole lot you can do about it."

But Adani says there is something management could've done to help. He has recently moved to Royal Oak, and was only given between the hours of 4-9 p.m. Wednesday to get his stuff. "I had to actually leave work two hours early to do this."

If Adani hadn't driven here, his belongings would have been moved by condo management to off-site storage, and he would have been charged the $500 for the service.

We've called and emailed, requesting an interview without he building managers for an update on when residents can move back in. We will let you know when we have a response.

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