Flooding causes home to partially collapse in Union Twp.

UNION TWP., Pa. – A number of folks have been displaced after a house in Berks County, partially collapsed from extreme flooding Thursday evening.

The deputy hearth chief says  flood water got here down a hill close to the bottom of the house within the 1200 block of East Essential Road.

He stated the water triggered roughly 30 toes of a 40-foot-long wall to break down into the basement.

Hearth officers stated they assume water runoff could also be answerable for weakening the wall, although that hasn’t been confirmed.

The Boyertown Space Hearth & Rescue collapse workforce got here to assist the efforts.

The deputy chief additionally stated a few half dozen firefighters have been digging up a dam to divert extra water away from the house.

Nobody was injured, the deputy chief stated, however 4 individuals are unable to remain in the home.


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