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Partial building collapse in Albany after strong winds and storms
Partial building collapse in Albany after strong winds and storms

Shortly after a severe thunderstorm swept through Albany around 6 p.m. on 6/20/24, emergency responders are facing a critical situation at Blake’s Equipment, 12 Thatcher St. A four-story commercial building has partially collapsed, with the fourth floor of the building falling down

Thousands of residents are also currently without electricity

A call at 6:02 p.m. from Albany Fire 3 requested additional units and the city engineer

The collapse, believed to have been exacerbated by heavy rains and winds, prompted Albany City Police and Fire Departments to cordon off the area as a collapse zone. Local reports show that a vehicle with passengers sustained severe damage from falling bricks during the incident, underscoring the severity of the situation. In addition to Blake’s equipment, the storm wreaked havoc throughout the city, downing trees and power lines.

In addition to the damage in Thatcher Street, a residential building also suffered structural damage in 930 Broadwaywhich led to the evacuation of the residents

Google Maps 930 Broadway

Google Maps 930 Broadway

At this time, the exact causes of the collapse at Blake’s Equipment and the number of people affected are still unclear. Operations are ongoing while emergency teams are working hard to assess the situation and ensure the safety of everyone in the area.

By Everly