OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — Twenty apartment complex residents are being temporarily displaced after a cracked walkway collapsed in Oakland.
Tenant Donnel Davis says a 40-foot section of falling concrete nearly hit him when it broke away Monday afternoon and knocked his apartment door shut.
Residents say they noticed a crack in the walkway after a magnitude-4.0 earthquake hit Piedmont. Donnel says residents have been calling apartment management for days with no response.
Karen Marquardt of Marquardt Property Management said that a person came into her office Monday morning with photos and that a contractor was called immediately.
“I’m hoping someone can determine whether the walkway is safe enough. I just don’t have the answers yet. Hopefully tomorrow we’ll have some answers,” Marquardt said.
The Red Cross is putting tenants up here at the Imperial Inn in Oakland, but just until Wednesday. After that, they say they have nowhere to go.
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