I just returned to my office from the courthouse and witnessed the courthouse falling apart before my eyes; water was all over the place and dripping with no end in sight. The ceiling tiles were becoming waterlogged and falling onto the floor one by one making a loud crashing sound as they fell. The Sun Sentinel has published to following article:
The main Broward County courthouse has shut down for the day after a burst water pipe caused flooding on the third floor and sent water seeping all the way down to the lobby.The Broward Sheriff’s Office asked Chief Judge Victor Tobin to release all non-essential personnel in the main courthouse.Earlier, the flooding sent ceiling tiles to the floor and caused most of the main lobby to be cordoned off.
The pipe ruptured in a judge’s chambers on the third floor, sending water seeping down to the second and third floors.”The first floor is like a little lake,” said Howard C. Forman, clerk of courts. “There’s water all over the floors. It’s an unsafe place to be.”No injuries have been reported and plumbers are on hand trying to find the exact source of the leak.