Flooding forces dozens from their apartments on the Grand Concourse

A clogged drain on the roof of an apartment complex on the Grand Concourse forced dozens out of their homes.

Residents did all they could to keep the water out of their apartments before firefighters arrived on the scene. One tenant says by Wednesday morning his ceiling was on his floor.

No one was hurt but clothes, furniture and heirlooms were all damaged, leaving residents angry. They say they have been begging their landlord to make repairs to the building. The residents claim water comes into their apartments every time it rains.

The building's owner told News 12 The Bronx that there has never been a problem with the 2-year-old roof. He says he is willing to inspect all the apartments and offer some type of compensation to the tenants.

Meantime, city inspectors issued the owner violations for a collapsed staircase and failure to maintain the roof.

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