Central Pennsylvania apartment collapses


JERSEY SHORE BOROUGH, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A central Pennsylvania apartment building is now un-inhabitable after a wall collapsed.

The two-story building is on the 400 block of South Main Street in Jersey Shore. There are about 10 people living in five apartments in the structure. The man who lives in the apartment that took the brunt of the damage was sleeping when he thought a storm was blowing through and realized the power was out. When he went to check the breaker box, the wall was gone.

“I had no idea what was going on. It sounded like the roll of long thunder. That was it, the house. The house didn’t shake, it just sounded like the boom of thunder,” resident David Bergstrom said.

Bergstrom says he believes the heavy rain this week undermined the old building. Many of the residents are now staying with relatives.

It is unclear what will happen to the building.

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