Sandy Damaged House Undergoing Construction Collapses

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Sandy Damaged house under construction collapse

Brooklyn, NY -- A Sandy-damaged home in Brooklyn waited three years to undergo construction through the Build it Back program.  When the house was only one month away from being able to be moved into, the house collapsed during construction.

The family who owns the home was very excited to move in next month, after waiting three years for the construction to begin.  However, yesterday, the house seemed to have just slipped off the foundation while the workers were on break.  The house toppled over, leaving beams sticking out from the ground and causing the house to seperate from its foundation.

"It just sorta, like, slid off the foundation.  It was very windy down here, too," said neighbor Robert Daly.

No one was inside at the time.  There were no injuries.  Officials are investigating was caused the collapse.

The young family who owns the home were excited to move back in.  They needed to wait three years for construction to begin on their home after Hurricane Sandy destroyed their home after trapping them in the property.

"They were in there, the mom, the dad, and two kids.  They couldn't get the door open because of the water," said another neighbor, Linda Rizzotto.  "It's kinda like reliving Sandy.  It's like Sandy never goes away."

The family may have to wait months to move back in.

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