Diners at a Washington D.C.-area restaurant had been compelled to run for canopy when heavy rains prompted the roof to partially collapse on Wednesday night.
Roughly 100 patrons at SER Restaurant in Arlington, Va. had been having fun with their night when water started dripping from the roof into the eatery round 6:30 p.m., WJLA experiences.
“It simply form of opened up,” SER chef John Hart informed the WJLA of the scene, footage of which has since been shared on-line. “A bunch of the tiles fell out, and it simply flooded the restaurant fairly shortly. We tried to get everyone out as quick as we may.”
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Thankfully, nobody is thought to have been injured within the collapse. Although SER is on the bottom ground of an eleven story constructing, the restaurant suffered “so much” of injury within the incident, WLJA experiences. The Spanish-inspired eatery is just not anticipated to reopen its doorways till subsequent week.
Staff say that the collapse was seemingly attributable to heavy rains overtaking the constructing’s gutter system, inflicting a pipe to burst above the restaurant.
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In response to Fox 5 DC, the Nationwide Climate Service had beforehand issued a Flash Flood Warning for D.C. and surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia for the night as thunderstorms producing heavy rain moved by way of the area.
Diners weren’t any of the patrons at SER reportedly scored a free meal, as they needed to be evacuated earlier than paying the invoice.