Tenants in N.L., P.E.I. displaced after pipes burst in sub-zero temperatures
|Toronto Star 16 Feb 2020 at 14:25|
ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—Sub-zero temperatures forced tenants out of their homes in Atlantic Canada this weekend because of damage from burst pipes.
The Canadian Red Cross says it assisted people in Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island after their apartment units were flooded from frozen water pipes that burst.
Eight people were evacuated from a three-storey complex in St. John’s, N.L., at 4 a.m. on Sunday after five apartments were damaged by flooding.
The organization says people expect to be out of their apartments for several days as the apartments are cleaned and inspected for safety.
A woman and two children were evacuated from their townhouse apartment in Summerside, P.E.I., at 4 a.m. on Saturday due to flooding.