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Flood-displaced seniors return home to Calgary highrise

A group of Calgary seniors who were relocated during the flood returned to their homes at the Murdoch Manor highrise in East Village Wednesday afternoon.

Residents were forced out of their homes after floodwaters hit the city in June

A group of seniors who were relocated during the flood returned to their East Village home. 2:12

A group of Calgary seniors who were relocated during the flood returned to their homes at the Murdoch Manor highrise in East Village Wednesday afternoon.

The apartment towers in East Village house more than 600 low-income seniors. (CBC)

A bus transported 60 people back from their temporary accommodations in Olds, Alta.

Resident Freeman Heighton says while the conditions were excellent, he is ready to get his suite back into shape.

"We haven't been home in two months," he said. "Glad to be home. I miss my birds."

His birds went to the Humane Society during the flood, but Freeman hopes to get them back this week.

Heighton is among the last group of displaced residents to return to the complex — part of a trio of apartment towers that houses more than 600 low-income seniors.