Manhattan building facade collapses partially due to Superstorm Sandy (Video)

By on Oct 30, 2012 in Natural Disasters, United States Comments

The facade of a Manhattan building partially collapsed on Monday, October 29, 2012, due to strong winds before Superstorm Sandy made its landfall, as shown in the video below. Members of Fire Department of New York (FDNY) immediately rushed to the scene on 8th Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets.

Manhattan building facade collapse

FDNY working on a Manhattan building, after its
facade partially collapsed due to Hurricane Sandy

Image Credit: Meg Robertson Twitter

“Firefighters went in and rescued the residents. Some residents said same thing happened to same building 20 years ago.” Meg Robertson (@Meg Robertson) of the Huffington Post tweeted on Monday night, who posted a photo of the aftermath of the incident, adding later that the building is located at 92 8th Avenue.

“I know I took the photos but I can’t believe a front of a building actually fell completely off.” Robertson tweeted later, and continued on posting close-up photos of the incident and debris that fell from the face of the third and fourth floors of the building on the street.

“There are no injuries or people trapped at 92 8th Ave building collapse, which involved the facade of the structure,” FDNY (@FDNY) tweeted also on Monday night, which later tweeted various incidents of fire in Brooklyn, Breezy Point, Queens, and other areas in New York City.

Meanwhile, ABC News is also reporting incidents of massive floods in New York City as Superstorm Sandy began slamming the East Coast, and reporting casualties and missing persons. Local authorities said that there is flooding in two major commuter tunnels as well as subway stations and tracks.

On the other hand, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference and warning all residents of storm surge, and ordered the evacuation of thousands from New York City and New Jersey; but a lot of them still decided to stay at home. Almost 5 million are without power, as of 3 am ET on Tuesday.


Manhattan building façade collapses partially due to Superstorm Sandy
Video Credit: MarkLeeTx/YouTube



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