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Broward family needs help after ceiling collapses in bedroom

A family is dealing with the collapse of their ceiling at a duplex on Sunday in Deerfield Beach.

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – The ceiling’s drywall collapsed in a family’s bedroom on Sunday in Deerfield Beach and a mother and her daughter needed help.

All of the debris and water covered their belongings about 3 a.m. at the Pompano Park Apartments, near Northeast 44th Street and Northeast Sixth Avenue.

According to Michael B. Kane, a battalion chief and spokesman for Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, no one was injured and it appeared a water leak was to blame.

The girl’s mother, Josiane Florestal, said she is renting the apartment and it’s not the first time the drywall collapses there. She said she is worried about their safety.

Florestal was frustrated because the property owner’s management company was not responding to her calls for help on Sunday. It had been more than 12 hours and the leak continued.


About the Authors:

Trent Kelly is an award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the Local 10 News team in June 2018. Trent is no stranger to Florida. Born in Tampa, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors from the UF College of Journalism and Communications.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.