Family of 8 displaced after ceiling collapses in Lauderhill
Ceiling collapses due to weather, authorities say
LAUDERHILL, Fla. – A family of eight is displaced after the ceiling of their home collapsed Friday in Lauderhill because of stormy weather, authorities said.
The incident was reported at 1729 NW 56th Ave.
"We went downstairs, and even more water was coming down, and the roof collapsed," one of the children inside the home, Pedy Mompremeir, said.
Lauderhill Fire Department officials said no one was injured, but four adults and four children were displaced.
"We lost everything, actually. There's like four flat screens, radio systems, WIFI boxes -- everything is gone,"
Nashine Frederic said.
Authorities believe the incessant rain eventually came down through weak spots in the roof.
The family, who is renting the townhouse, is staying with relatives for the weekend while they figure out their next steps.
Local 10 News was not immediately able to reach the homeowner, who lives in New York.
Two neighbors told Local 10 News reporter Glenna Milberg that their townhomes have had past roof damage and water damage.
One homeowner said they have made repeated claims that were denied by their insurance because of past damage. They said they have since been dropped from their insurance.
Neighbors said many complaints have been made about the roof issues to the homeowner's association, but they have not acted on it.
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