Water main break floods basements, leaves families without heat

Water main break floods basements, leaving families without water and heat

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

A woman's basement is flooded with a few feet of water after a water main break. Sharon Rollins lives at the corner of East Forest Avenue and Elmwood Street. Other neighbors have flooding, too.

The flood has destroyed multiple furnaces, leaving the residents without water and now heat.

The street has also turned into an icy mess.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear from Rollins in a report from FOX 2's Maurielle Lue

A spokesperson for the city of Detroit says the water main break happened on Feb. 4, then a six-inch main broke on Tuesday. To fix that break the city had to shut off a 30-inch main. The water is expected to be turned back on by Wednesday night.

Some residents impacted by this water main break may be eligible for compensation. The damage is surveyed on a case-by-case basis, but residents who file a claim could be reimbursed by the city.

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