Pipe break in foreclosed house floods neighbor

A 100-year-old Bronx woman says a broken pipe in the foreclosed home adjacent to her Poplar Street house in Morris Park flooded her basement. Fanny

A 100-year-old Bronx woman says a broken pipe in the foreclosed home adjacent to her Poplar Street house in Morris Park flooded her basement.

A 100-year-old Bronx woman says a broken pipe in the foreclosed home adjacent to her Poplar Street house in Morris Park flooded her basement. (2/18/16)

THE BRONX - A 100-year-old Bronx woman says a broken pipe in the foreclosed home adjacent to her Poplar Street house in Morris Park flooded her basement.

Fanny Lama, who has lived in her home for 70 years, says she found 4 feet of dirty floodwater in her basement Wednesday. She could not find the source of the leak in her home, but neighbors who came by to help discovered it was coming from the vacant house next door.

Workers from Con Ed and the Department of Environmental Protection shut down power and plumbing in the building.

Neighbors want someone held accountable for the damage.

Records show PHH Mortgage took over the foreclosed property in 2013. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets to find out, 1 Word on the Street: Worst Highway in NYC
Hundreds were on hand to honor an FDNY 2 Family, friends to say final goodbye to fallen FDNY EMT
Donald Trump will be sworn in as 45th 3 Donald Trump to be sworn in as President today
Furry Friends for 3/24 - Animals for Adoption 4 Furry Friends for 3/24 - Animals for Adoption
The owners of Seafood City met with Community 5 Restaurant owners, CB10 meet to talk changes after brawl

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE