Water Floods Veterans Center

By Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Jan 27, 2014  |  Updated 8:05 AM EDT
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Flooding leaves charity assessing the damage.

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Flooding leaves charity assessing the damage.

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A broken valve sent water gushing from a local veterans center this morning.

Water began pouring out of the first floor of the Veterans Multi-Service Center at 4th and Florist Streets in the Old City section of Philadelphia around 5 a.m. With temps around freezing the water quickly became ice.

Folks from the services center said it appeared the leak was caused by a pump failure in the six-story building.

The ground floor, where the city’s first services center for women specifically opened earlier this month, is where the majority of damaged occurred.

"Having a six-story building with a flood in it that's a big problem for us as far as serving our clients," said Executive Director Tim Meserve.

The veterans charity opened in1980.

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Meserve said that the upper floors of the building would be open Monday as they worked to assess the damage to the ground floor.

The cause of the pipe break remained under investigation Monday morning.

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