December 6th, 2021 – A 3-story building undergoing construction, shifted and collapsed onto an occupied home due to extremely strong wind gusts in Jersey City, New Jersey Monday evening.
Jersey City fire fighters responded to 34 Fisk St. around 8 p. m., to a call of a building collapse. All occupants of the lived in home made it out safely without any injuries, said fire officials.
According to officials, several residents were evacuated from their neighboring homes that also sustained damage from the collapsed building.
A school behind the buckled building was also reported to be damaged and is expected to be closed Tuesday.
Severe wind damage was also reported, just before 9 p.m., at The Odeon restaurant on West Broadway in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. According to an article by Pix11, material was blown off the top of the dining structure, injuring at least one person. It was first reported that a curbside outdoor eating structure had collapsed but FDNY officials later clarified.
Around 1a.m., early Tuesday morning fire fighters responded to the collapse of a scaffolding rig on the rooftop of 92 Laight Street in Manhattan.
It is unconfirmed at this time but the scaffolding collapse may have also been the result of high wind gusts throughout parts of New York and New Jersey overnight.
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