Pipe bursts at Family Abuse Center, progress on repairs

POSTED: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 1:34pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

A pipe bust at the Family Abuse Center, in Waco, on Friday afternoon. Officials say last weeks severe winter weather caused the pipe in the attic to burst, displacing residents from their rooms.

Workers say they are trying make room for the residents who were forced to evacuate, by setting up beds in other areas of the facility.

Crews have been working diligently since Friday to clean up and make repairs, and the shelter is still up and running. Flor Avellaneda, Community Educator for the facility says, "At this time, we are doing the best we can to accommodate our residence. Domestic violence happens every day, so we are still taking calls, and we are still taking people in."

The damage could take several weeks to repair. Their hopes are that some residents can move back into their rooms sometime today or early this week.

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