West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department

50mph winds Collapse Structure

     

Sunday, April 3, 2016 0800  At 0803hrs Sunday morning members received a report of a possible building collapse at 118 Broadway, located in the Ramblersville section of Howard Beach. Upon arrival there was a confirmed vacant house that had collapsed from 30mph sustained winds and 50 mph plus gusts that have been causing havoc throughout the city since Saturday night.  No Injuries were sustained to civilians or those operating.

  This section of Howard Beach is unique because many of the houses are on wood pilings such as you would use to build a boat dock.  The actual determination of the collapse has not yet been determined.