Roof of Hollywood home partially collapses; no injuries reported

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - The roof of a home in Hollywood partially collapsed due to recent heavy rainfall in the area.

The homeowner told 7News the incident happened overnight Monday.

She said the roof was being worked on to fix the damage left behind from Hurricane Irma.

She said the repair was behind schedule due to an ongoing battle with the insurance company and having to pay out of pocket.

The home was not occupied at the time of the collapse.

The homeowner said the room in which the roof collapsed had paperwork and other important items inside.

In Hallandale Beach, another family was left with a big mess to clean up after part of their roof caved in.

Sanecia Brown said she was sleeping and awoke to her mother rushing to her room with her 4-month-old sister in tow.

“She was like, ‘The roof fell in on us,’ so, of course, I got up and went to go look,” said Brown, “and the whole ceiling was all over the bed and all over the place. I was worried about the baby. We made sure she was OK because she’s 4 months.”

The family said the baby was not injured in the accident, but they are going to get her checked out just in case.

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