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Residents Evacuated After Rain Floods Apartment Building In West Hollywood

WEST HOLLYWOOD (  — More than 100 residents of an apartment building were evacuated on Tuesday after rain came pouring through the roof of the complex.

Shortly after 5 a.m., firefighters were sent to the 800 block of West Knoll Drive for reports of flooding within a three-story assisted living apartment building, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The same building flooded back in July, according to officials.

Upon their arrival Tuesday, crews located rain flowing in from the roof, which extensively flooded the second and third floors of the building.

Officials said when they also sad water coming through electrical outlets they made the decision to evacuate the entire building.

Paramedics transported one person from the scene for treatment of chest pains.

No other injuries were reported.

A total of 135 residents have been evacuated from the building.

KCAL9's Joy Benedict reported from the scene where she said many of the residents were scared.

"I came down in my pajamas to help my friend on the third floor and then they didn't let me go back in the apartment," said Violet Hill.

First responders tried to console Hill after she was evacuated because she was worried and frantic that her cat was in danger.

"They told me to wait here. But I don't think they can get it down," Hill said. (Animal Control was later able to locate her cat and it was fine.)

On September 4, there was a building celebration to welcome back the residents who were displaced by the July flooding.

The Red Cross on Tuesday  set up an evacuation center before placing the residents in temporary homes.

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