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Slidell residents scrambling to find new home after apartments flood

Flooded floors in apartment (FOX 8 Photo) Flooded floors in apartment (FOX 8 Photo)
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

Dozens of residents are searching for a new home after their apartment complex was condemned. The roof on several units of the Westchester apartments in Slidell caved, and rain water flooded the units nearby.

Residents think the problem stems from a black mold infestation they claim the management never properly addressed.

"To know that it is black mold that I've been breathing and my oldest has asthma, that's serious, because I trusted them with my life and they didn't give a darn," Latoya Thornton said.

Thornton has lived in the apartments for nearly eight years, and now she's searching for a new home.

"We've been doing this for eight years and now we're to this - you've got to get out, in a couple of hours," Thornton said.

Some residents were quickly moving out all of their belongings, leaving the rest of their worries to a higher power.

"I don't believe in luck really, but today is Friday the 13th, and it's not my lucky day, but I know that God will make a way for me so I'm not worried," Judith Branch said.

Residents told FOX 8 News that Slidell City Council members are working to find them a temporary home.

When we reached out to the apartment management, the person who answered the phone hung up before answering any questions.

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