Residents of an apartment complex in Newark, Delaware, were left reeling after water damage led to the evacuation of the building on Sunday.
The incident transpired after a water pipe in the complex burst, resulting in extensive damage to the building’s interior. Consequently, the establishment’s residents were forced to vacate the premises while repairs were carried out.
Speaking to the press, Newark Fire Chief John Sarro commented on the magnitude of the incident, noting that “it was a significant problem,” adding that “we had to evacuate the building due to the risk posed by the water damage.”
Sarro also noted that the damage was deep-seated and would take a significant amount of time to repair, saying that “it could be a matter of days or weeks before the building is safe for the residents to return.”
In the meantime, the displaced residents have been provided with temporary accommodation in a local hotel.
Residents of the apartment complex expressed their dismay at the disruption to their lives, with one tenant describing it as “an awful experience,” while another said they “had no idea it was going to happen.”
The incident serves as a reminder to all apartment dwellers of the importance of taking measures to protect against water damage.
Residents of an apartment complex in Newark, Delaware, were left reeling on Sunday after a water pipe burst, leading to the evacuation of the building owing to the risk posed by the resultant water damage. Fire Chief John Sarro declared the damage to be “significant,” and estimated that it could take “days or weeks” before repairs are complete and the building is safe for re-inhabitation. In the interim, displaced tenants have been provided with temporary accommodation in a nearby hotel, an experience described by one resident as “awful.” The event serves as a potent reminder of the need for tenants to take precautions to safeguard against water damage.