Seniors OK’d To Return To Units After Flooding At Retirement Facility
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – Nearly 100 seniors were forced out of their homes early Thursday morning after a massive water leak.
Authorities with Unified Fire said the incident happened at the Summit Vista retirement community just after midnight. Crews discovered a main water pipe had broken on the fifth floor of the newly-constructed senior living facility. The break had leaked between 1 – 2 inches of freezing-cold water and was slowly making its way to the levels below.
As a precaution, all the residents had to be evacuated while crews used squeegees to redirect the water.
Everyone was able to get out of the building safely and were taken to a heated lobby in another building. About a dozen residents spent the remainder of the night in a hotel.
At about 10:30 a.m., all the residents were cleared to return to their units.
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