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Families collect personal items from damaged apartment building

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It was three days ago when nine families rushed out of their homes with just the clothes on their back, as part of the foundation washed away.

Today those Cobb County families were allowed back inside their homes at Ivy Ridge Apartments, to get a few essentials.

Resident Meka Sterling maximized her time by taking personal items and managing to get most of her furniture too.

"I just don't want that building to end up caving or something to happen and I end up losing everything," said Sterling.

The families had two hours to grab everything they possibly could.

Resident Arecia Harris told CBS Atlanta News that the apartment management is not giving them information about when they'll get to go home for good.

"Only thing we get from them is their favorite line, 'We'll have an update for you shortly.' That's all we get," said Harris.

Construction crews could be seen working on the building but little else is clear right now.

"So, I was saying by Monday they'll have somewhere for us to go or give us an apartment that's vacant or offer us something. But when you have the Red Cross that's doing everything, and they're [apartment management] just sitting back," said Harris.

CBS Atlanta News caught up with the apartment management.

Trey Lopez said they're working with the Red Cross to make sure everyone who needs a place to stay will have one.

Resident Crystal Darrisaw told CBS Atlanta News that was enough for her family for now.

"I'm just not going to stress about that. It just makes me realize it's just things in my apartment right now. There is stuff I would miss. But I've got my family," said Darrisaw.

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