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Water Main Break Evacuates Families In Port Richmond

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PHILADELPHIA -

A water main break in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section has forced several families out of their homes.

FOX 29's Steve Keeley was on scene on the 3100 block of Belgrade Avenue and visited one of the homes that was affected.

"I just got home…and I heard water running," said Brian Maude. "I thought my two year old got out of his crib and turned on the water."

But he soon realized it was something worse. By the time Maude got down to the basement, he said the water was already on the first step. He called to try to get help and was at first not taken seriously.

"It didn't help that they didn't clean the streets either," Maude told Keeley.

Emergency officials are asking evacuated families to go to the PAL center at 3000 Belgrade Avenue.

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