A family in Fort Lauderdale is looking for a new place to stay after the ceiling of their home came crashing down following bad weather in the area late Thursday night.
The home's owner, Keia Jones, told NBC 6 she first heard water coming down from the ceiling of the home, located in the 300 block of SW 19th Street around 9 p.m. Thursday. Then she heard more dripping around 1 a.m. Friday.
"When I went to check the window, there were drops falling on me from the ceiling," Jones added.
Jones said seconds after she woke her boyfriend up, the ceiling collapsed. No one inside the home was injured.
"Man, it's scary," Jones said. "It's really, really scary."
Jones said the family does not have the transportation to leave at this time.
“It’s still a lot of work to be done," said Jeffrey Clark, who is Jones' boyfriend. "It’s damage. You can’t live in it."
The American Red Cross is helping the family with finding a new place to stay. A team from Kruger Disaster Recovery donated sandbags and a tarp to help while the home is repaired.
Fort Lauderdale received nearly four and a half inches of rain since Thursday, while the city of Miami received nearly four inches of rain.