Residents Temporarily Homeless After Rain Causes Ceiling to Collapse

Residents Temporarily Homeless After Rain Causes Ceiling to Collapse
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POSTED: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 1:53pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 5:03pm

Several families from an apartment complex in Sunland Park are forced out after heavy rains caused their ceilings to cave in. 

The roofs of several units at Machuca apartments were already under repair when a storm hit El Paso.

The low-income complex is managed by The Housing Authority of El Paso. Shane Griffith, spokesman for The Housing Authority, said that the rest of the apartments that were not under repair should be fine.

But many residents are still worried about their own apartments. Watch News Channel 9 at 5pm and 6pm to find out what crisis relief groups like the American Red Cross are doing to help.

If you are interested in donating to the Red Cross, they are accepting monetary donations. You can stop by their location at Montana and Admiral or call at (915) 592-0208.

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I wonder who was the roofing contractor that the project was awarded to, and what are they doing about this tragedy? Why doesn't the contractor's insurnace cover for placement of the displaced victims? The Howsing authority has strick guidelines to how to handle these types of problems when they are dealing with local contractors.

Luis

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