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Hampton Circle Residents Extend Hotel Stay

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SEAFORD, Del.-Edith Wescott has a smile on her face and weight lifted from her shoulders.

"It's wonderful, it's a blessing," Wescott said. We feel very relaxed, more relaxed."

The residents of Hampton Circle who were initially forced out of their apartment building after the sprinkler system went off are now getting a few more days at the Days Inn before having to find alternate arrangements.

"It's a big relief that we do know that our minds can be at ease that at least we have until Monday at 1 o'clock," Ruth Brice said.

While a hotel isn't home, local charities and churches have stepped in to try and ease the transition by bringing meals and clothes.

"Churches and different organizations have gotten together to bring us food, so really now it's not so horrible on your personal self and you can relax and say I don't have to worry now," Wescott said.

Some people could be going back to their homes before Monday, if the apartments pass inspection.

"Whether I go today or whether I go tomorrow, I'll just take it one day at a time and let God take care of me," Brice said.

If Edith Wescott goes home this weekend, she won't be going home alone.

"I'm gonna open up my apartment," she said. "I do have a pull out couch and anybody that don't have anywhere else to go they can come bunk with me till their apartment gets ready."

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