Burst pipe vacates apartments
January 5, 2009
MADISON HEIGHTS, MI — A burst pipe flooded the eight-story Concord Towers apartment building late last week, according to the Daily Tribune.
A heating system failure caused a sprinkler system line to freeze and burst between the sixth and seventh floors, the story stated.
Shalonda Bell, a resident of the building, told the Tribune: "It looked like an ocean wave rushing at us. The water was coming down hard and fast. We couldn''t see the steps."
Tenants on the west wing of the first through sixth floors had to make other living arrangements as they were unable to return to their "calf-deep" water-flooded apartments, the story noted.
Building officials are assessing the structural damage and have yet to release a dollar amount for the damage or subsequent cleanup, the story added.
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