Red Cross assists in building collapse that may be storm-related

    Today’s storms are leaving behind a trail of damage. A building collapse in the Northeast that’s being investigated by L&I, PGW and PECO may be storm-related.

    The Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Red Cross has sent assistance to those affected.

    As of this afternoon, four residents were in need of help after they were told it wasn’t safe to return to their building on the 9900-block of Northeast Avenue. They’ve been given financial aid for food and clothing, but at this point, don’t need shelter assistance.

    The Inquirer reports a large portion of a roof collapsed around 2 p.m., and investigators are trying to determine if today’s storms played a role. NBC headed to the Beer Hut, where onlookers saw the storm move in. A car repair shop sustained most of the damage.

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