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Displaced Seaford Residents Staying One More Night at Hotel

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Bonnie Palmer was one of the residents displaced after a sprinkler system went off in the apartment building where she lives. (Photo: WBOC) Bonnie Palmer was one of the residents displaced after a sprinkler system went off in the apartment building where she lives. (Photo: WBOC)

SEAFORD, Del.- Rob Conley and his fellow neighbors at Hampton Circle are spending another night at the Days Inn in Seaford.

"And that's great but we still don't know what we're going to do tomorrow again. And here we are all they did is extend our worries from one day to the next day," he said.

The group was displaced from the Hampton Circle Apartments in Seaford when the building's sprinkler system went off and drenched the apartments. The management paid for two nights of hotel rooms and eventually extended it to a third night, but people are concerned about what comes next.

"It's really mindful when you have to get up every day and wonder what am I going to do tomorrow," Bonnie Palmer said.

Local churches and organizations are stepping up to provide meals and help find other places for people to stay.

"We really appreciate that but we're trying to figure out where we're gonna live from each day and I know that they're doing the best that they can, I feel that they are but they can let us know something," Palmer said.

Some residents say they'll go and stay with family come Friday if the hotel is no longer paid for, but things are more complicated for other people like Rob Conley. Conley uses a wheelchair and that determines where he can go.

"We all might have families and stuff like that but we all won't necessarily be able to stay with them," he said. "I have a mother and a brother but neither of them have ramps for me to get into their homes."

And for others, independent living is a point of pride.

"I don't want to be a burden to anybody," Bonnie Palmer said. "I appreciate what anybody does but I want to take care of myself."

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