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Lisle flood victims get help at church shelter

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Denise Taylor, along with other residents displaced from the Towers at Four Lakes apartment complex in Lisle, is being housed by Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle. She's on a waiting list for a senior apartment in Chicago.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

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Victor Atalla, 23, of Lisle, is among those taking shelter at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle while their apartments at the Towers at Four Lakes in Lisle are uninhabitable after the April 18 flood.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Lisle Township employee Darlene Jenkins has helped connect fellow displaced residents of the Four Lakes complex with services they need while their homes are uninhabitable because of April 18 flooding. She, too, is staying at a shelter at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle operated by church volunteers and the American Red Cross.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Victor Atalla and his wife Ashley are trying to fix the computers that operate their cars after the vehicles were submerged for days in floodwaters that struck their Lisle apartment complex April 18. The Atallas are among about 20 Lisle residents displaced for more than a week.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

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Victor and Ashley Atalla say their only asset is their cars. Trouble is, their cars were parked at the foot of the ski hill in Lisle's Four Lakes complex when floodwaters swamped the area April 18. And the Atallas are among about 20 displaced residents who have nowhere to stay but a shelter at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle. "I went from suit and tie every day to homeless," said Victor Atalla, 23. "This is really affecting our livelihoods."
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    • Denise Taylor, along with other residents displaced from the Towers at Four Lakes apartment complex in Lisle, is being housed by Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle. She's on a waiting list for a senior apartment in Chicago.
    • Victor Atalla, 23, of Lisle, is among those taking shelter at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle while their apartments at the Towers at Four Lakes in Lisle are uninhabitable after the April 18 flood.
    • Lisle Township employee Darlene Jenkins has helped connect fellow displaced residents of the Four Lakes complex with services they need while their homes are uninhabitable because of April 18 flooding. She, too, is staying at a shelter at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle operated by church volunteers and the American Red Cross.
    • Victor Atalla and his wife Ashley are trying to fix the computers that operate their cars after the vehicles were submerged for days in floodwaters that struck their Lisle apartment complex April 18. The Atallas are among about 20 Lisle residents displaced for more than a week.
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