North Lauderdale quadplex deemed unsafe after roof begins leaking

NORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A North Lauderdale quadplex has been deemed unsafe after its roof started leaking due to passing storms from Tropical Storm Isaias.

Video taken from inside of the structure on Southwest 73rd Avenue showed plaster hanging from the ceiling, Saturday.

“My father called me out, and that’s when we saw the ceiling collapse,” a woman said.

Three units in total were damaged due to the storm, officials said.

Residents inside of the units said they saw a leak in the morning, and the ceiling collapsed seconds later, causing gallons of water to rush into the living room.

“There’s damage to the furniture,” a woman said. “There’s damage to the TV wall unit. My computer had to be moved, and it’s also tracking to the bedroom. My father, he’s diabetic, and he has kidney disease, and he has to be at dialysis that’s near here, and unfortunately, we can’t even stay here. We have the pandemic to worry about, and everything now that’s going on as you know with the world, and now, we have to worry about somewhere to stay tonight.”

The American Red Cross will not help the family because the roof had already been damaged and needed repair. They said the collapse could have possibly been prevented.

No injuries were reported, but residents said they are looking for a place to stay the night.

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