As cleaning crews picked up debris Friday, dripping water and the remains of insulation from a collapsed ceiling could still clearly be seen at the Star Lake apartment building in northeast Miami. Resident Minna Singh explained the problems in her apartment.
As cleaning crews picked up debris Friday, dripping water and the remains of insulation from a collapsed ceiling could still clearly be seen at the Star Lake apartment building in northeast Miami.
“With the structure, I don’t feel safe at all anymore,” said Minna Singh, a longtime resident of Star Lake.
Code enforcement officials said the late-night ceiling collapse on the third-floor hallway was the result of water damage, but said the structure is still safe to live in.
“No, I don’t believe, no matter why it is,” Singh said.
The homeowners association of the building said that everybody’s fine and they have nothing else to say.
Singh said that she hasn’t seen help from the association since her roof collapsed, however.
There is widespread water damage in her apartment, from the ceiling at the entrance to her kitchen cabinets and walls to her bedroom.
At one point the smell of her carpet was so bad she wanted to replace it with tile, Singh said, but when she started the process she didn’t realize something important.
“The dust had a fungus you know, and it get there,” she said, tapping her lower leg. She said she’s getting treatment for it.
Singh said that over the years she spent thousands to maintain her place, but it’s only been a disaster.