Residents of two St. Ann apartment buildings found themselves unexpectedly homeless Monday night.
The City of St. Ann condemned two buildings at the Colonial Apartments complex on Geraldine Avenue. KSDK-TV reports that one has sewer problems and the other, electrical problems.
Residents told the TV station they were given only about an hour to grab what they could and get out. Others came home from work Monday to find themselves locked out.
St. Ann police have stepped up patrols in the area to prevent looting while residents wait to get back in to gather their things.