Urbana — All independent living residents of Clark-Linsey Village have relocated after a water main break on the eve of Thanksgiving flooded a common area of the urban retired community.
Clark Lindsey has 131 independent living apartments, home to individuals and couples. Each could choose to stay with friends and family or have a room for them in one of the four local hotels.
“Residents who did not choose other arrangements were relocated late afternoon (Thursday) after being served a traditional Thanksgiving meal at Clark Lindsey,” marketing director Karen Bratzer said on Friday. I told the Gazette.
Residents are staying in groups of about 15 rooms each at Hilton, Home 2, Homewood Suites, and Radisson, she said.
“Each hotel has a resident leader that acts as a primary contact,” says Blatzer.
“Resident leaders attend daily meetings where information about logistics and repair updates is shared,” she said.
She said the hotel covers breakfast for residents and Clark-Linsey arranges lunch and dinner.
The cause of the damage to the water main is still under investigation. It’s not clear when the repairs will be completed, but the hotel reservations have been made for a week, Bratzer said.
The residential apartment was unaffected, but a boiling order was issued while the repair was being carried out. Residents can visit the apartment and collect their necessities during normal business hours, Bratzer said.
Other residents of the Clark-Lindsey campus, such as the Meadowbrook Health Center, Green House Homes, and Meadows Edge villas, were unaffected by floods and relocations.
“We are grateful to the community for their support,” Bratzer said. “Some hotels and other elderly housings have offered to provide shelter as well.”
Blatzer acknowledged that the staff and the Urbana Fire Department responded swiftly, and that ServPro did a “tremendous job” to clear the water.
“Many staff volunteered to change their Thanksgiving plans to make the migration of residents as smooth as possible,” she said. “The teamwork of staff and residents was a great example of the spirit of Thanksgiving.”
Residents of all Clark-Linsey apartments relocated after a break in the water mains | Work
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