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NEWPORT NEWS-Just when they thought it was safe to go back to their apartments, people living at City Line Apartments in Newport News had to leave again.

Twice in three days, flood waters rushed in and the city had to evacuate everyone.

Emergency crews worked into the night, using trucks and boats to go door-to-door to get stranded tenants to safety.

Some residents who returned to the complex Wednesday said they were frustrated at the situation.

One woman, working with her teenage son, was taking what she could from her mother's apartment. She said her elderly mother has medical problems and has been on edge since this happened.

One long-time resident summed up his feelings about conditions at the complex. 'Man, they need to tear this stuff down,' Norman Webster said.

The company that owns City Line - AIMCO - says displaced residents will be put up in hotels if they have no other place to go. Officials also say they have a team on site to assess the damage and movers to help residents get their belongings sorted and packed up.

An official in Newport News' Codes Compliance office says City Line Apartments were built before flood regulations were put in place.

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