Flooding causes downtown condos to be evacuated

Posted at 8:34 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 23:34:51-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)- Neighbors are still not allowed back inside of their condos after their Downtown building flooded over the weekend.

The Diamond Terrace building is shut down as crews work to restore power and assess the damage. Neighbors tell 10News that management sent out a memo allowing homeowners to return to the building to grab any belongings they may need.

Victoria Villanueva says she finished moving in to the building less than 24 hours before being evacuated. “I want to make sure there is no risk of mold and no risk of water damage.”

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Crews will be going inside of each unit to clean up the mess and assess the damages.

The building’s maintenance team says mechanical equipment, on the roof, that distributes water to the entire building caused the flooding.

Crews won’t be able to pinpoint the problem until the power is restored. There is no word yet on when neighbors will be able to return home.

Security is on site guarding the building. For now, neighbors will be allowed, during day light hours, to grab belongings from their condos.