Tuesday, June 24, 2008
City officials evactuated 200 residents from Lindley Court Apartments, an 80-unit apartment complex in Logan, Philadelphia Saturday night.
The complex, located at 1300 Lindley Avenue, closed after residents filed complaints of having no water to their dwellings. Apparently, thieves ripped about 35 feet of copper plumbing lines from the complex to resell because of copper's high trade in value. Copper is becoming increasingly expensive due to its limited supply.
After the Department of Licenses and Inspection investigated, officials also found dumpsters overflowing with garbage, proving unsanitary living conditions. L&I ordered the evacuation, and fortunately, Red Cross provided some hotel accomodations for about 37 families.
L&I officials also ordered the complex owners to make repairs.