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Rainy Weather May Be To Blame For Tioga Roof Collapse

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Rain may be to blame for a roof collapse in the Tioga section of the city.

It was a frightening and frustrating night for the residents.

L & I responded to the scene and deemed the home 'uninhabitable.'

Now, four adults and one child have to find a new place to stay.

The collapse happened around 10:30 Monday night on the 2300 block of West Atlantic Street.

The residents, including a pregnant woman and a nine-year-old girl, were unharmed.

The boarding manager , Ken Lusk, who always lives in the home, spoke to Eyewitness News.

"I was just grateful I wasn't home. My concern was for the rest of the house. Before this happened everything was up to code, the landlord was on top of everything."

Anthony Poit, a resident, says, "This is a big inconvenience. I just got off of work. I was trying to go to sleep, but now I got to go somewhere else. Where, I don't know. It might be uncomfortable."

The Red Cross is helping the residents find temporary housing.

L & I will be back on the scene today to re-examine the damage and see what happened.

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