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Condemned Riverdale Apartment Complex Displaces 200 People

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About 200 people who live in an apartment complex in Riverdale, Md., have to look for new places to live after their homes were condemned due to residual effects caused by recent storms, according to The Prince George's Department of Environment Resources.

All the residents from the complex's 65 units, located in the 5300 block of Riverdale Park, had to evacuate after emergency officials came to the building Wednesday night in response to a 911 call for a water leak.

The American Red Cross and the county's Department of Social Services are assisting displaced families, and a temporary shelter has been set up at Bladensburg High School.

The county says the complex will remain condemned until further notice.

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