At approximately 9 am on Monday, the Manchester Police responded to a report of a catastrophic water pipe break in two of the Manchester Park Apartment Buildings.
The officer who responded determined that most of the apartments in those two buildings were not fit for occupation – some of which had soaked carpets and walls, others which experienced collapsed ceilings.
Delaware County Emergency Management responded and tenants were taken to temporary shelter. Delaware County Community Services also responded and provided humanitarian assistance.
At this time, approximately 20 tenants are in safe, temporary accommodations and have been provided with food assistance.
Delaware County Emergency Management would like to thank the Manchester Police Department, Manchester Water Department, Delaware County Community Services, and the Delaware County Board of Supervisors for their quick response to this situation.