Fort Lauderdale shopping center roof collapses following extreme rain

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The roof of a building at a Fort Lauderdale shopping plaza collapsed following a day of relentless rain in the area.

The building is located at 3260 Davie Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

Authorities have not said whether anyone was injured.

Sky 10 was over the building late Thursday morning.

A massive hole could be seen in the roof, spanning the entire length of the structure that used to be a Bealls Outlet department store.

The building is located next to a Winn-Dixie supermarket.

Local 10 News Liane Morejon spoke to the building manager. He said the space had been rented out by a group looking to convert it into a school, but he believes those plans will now be scrapped as a result of the collapse.

This is a breaking news story that will be updated as new information comes available.

About the Authors:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Liane Morejon is an Emmy-winning reporter who joined the Local 10 News family in January 2010. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Liane has a unique perspective on covering news in her own backyard.