Frozen Pipe Bursts At Beaver County Humane Society

Frozen Pipe Bursts At Beaver County Humane Society


WHEN WE WILL GET ABOVE FREEZING AND WHEN 50s RETURN TO THE FORECAST, THAT IS COMING UP. NOW TO BREAKING STORY. A FROZEN PIPE CREATING A MESS THAT HUMANE SOCIETY. THE BREAK SENT WATER THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING. RALPH IANNOTTI IS LIVE AT THE SHELTER NOW WITH THE LATEST. Reporter: YEAH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IT HAS BEEN A VERY BUSY NIGHT HERE AND A WET NIGHT HERE AT THE BEAVER COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY TONIGHT BECAUSE OF A SPRINKLER SYSTEM THAT BURST BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER. THIS IS SOME OF THE — LOOK AT THE MESS HERE AND SOME OF THE FLOOR WHERE PART OF THE CEILING CAME DOWN. WATER CAME DOWN FROM THIS SPRINKLER SYSTEM THAT BURST THIS EVENING. THE GOOD NEWS NONE OF THE 150 ANIMALS HERE AT THE SHELTER, THE DOGS, CATS, RABBITS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, NONE OF THE ANIMALS WERE LOST AS A RESULT OF THE WATER BREAK, HOWEVER A SOME HAD TO BE MOVED TO DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE BUILDING. VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF WERE HERE QUICKLY TONIGHT TO BEGIN THE CLEAN UP. WE GOT AN UPDATE ON THE SITUATION, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SHELTER FILLED US IN ON WHAT HAPPENED HERE. A SPRINKLER SYSTEM THAT FROZE AND THEN POPPED, BURST AND CAME DOWN THROUGH THE FLOORS. RAN FOR HALF HOUR BEFORE WE WERE ABLE TO GET IT SHUT OFF. THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF WATER CAME DOWN THROUGH THE ROOF. Reporter: OKAY. NOW WE ARE LIVE AGAIN HERE AT THE BEAVER COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER AND YOU CAN SEE PART OF THIS CEILING CAME DOWN WHEN THAT SPRINKLER SYSTEM GAVE WAY EARLIER THIS EVENING. WE ARE TOLD THAT IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO SAY IF THE ANIMAL SHELTER WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TOMORROW. THAT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE CREWS THAT COME IN HERE TOMORROW AND FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH DAMAGE WAS DONE AND WHETHER IT IS SAFE TO ENTER. THE ANIMALS ARE SAFE HERE. NONE OF THE ANIMALS WERE LOST AS A RESULT OF THE PROBLEM TONIGHT. BUT CLEAN UP WORK HAS ALREADY BEGUN BY THE STAFF MEMBERS AND

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