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Weeks later, evacuation goes on for NYC residents

Saturday - 9/24/2011, 11:39am  ET

NEW YORK (AP) - Residents of a New York City apartment complex are still trying to get back into their homes, nearly a month after they had to evacuate due to damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

The episode is playing out at the Villa Charlotte Bronte, a striking, castle-like place that sits on the edge of a cliff high above the Hudson River in the Bronx.

The New York Times reports ( http://nyti.ms/nmBqTx) that part of the cliff collapsed after the storm roared through, raising questions about whether the villa's foundations had been endangered.

The residents of five apartments who left in a rush still haven't been allowed to return.

The newspaper says there is no timetable yet for finishing the safety evaluation and getting people back home.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com


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