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Some Easton Seniors Homeless After Water Main Break

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EASTON, Md.- More than two dozen seniors were left homeless Wednesday morning after a water main break at an apartment complex in Easton.  

Talbot County Emergency Services officials say emergency crews were called to the Parkview at Easton Senior Living Apartments at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.  The call came from a woman who was trapped in knee-deep water inside her apartment.  

Fire and rescue crews evacuated the building.  Sixty-one senior citizens were forced from their home and shuttled to a neighboring nursing facility.  Four people stayed at the nursing home.  One was taken to the hospital and treated for a medical condition.  Many seniors were picked up by family members but 30 seniors were forced to spend the night at a temporary shelter inside St. Michael's High School.

At a press conference early this Wednesday WBOC learned Talbot County Emergency Services is working with the Delmarva branch of the Red Cross to find another temporary facility for the displaced residents.  

Damage to the building is extensive.  Residents will not be able to return to their homes until repairs are complete.

St. Michael's High School is expected was expected to open Wednesday morning after a 90-minute delay.  

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