Tampa apartment roof collapses during storm

A family is without a home tonight as rain and wind causes their roof to cave in.

TAMPA, Fla. -- Residents of a Tampa apartment complex are without homes after a storm damaged their residences.

About 9 p.m., Hillsborough County Fire Rescue were called to Serenity Lake Apartments, 14536 Seaford Circle, after a building suffered severe damage to the roof. Crews evacuated four buildings, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. Residents were allowed to return to their homes in one of the buildings.

Nineteen apartments in three buildings remain evacuated overnight, according to authorities.

The American Red Cross provided shelter to 14 people and assisted more than 30 people.

10News got a look inside one of the apartments. Debris covered the floor, and the roof was open to the sky.

"I don't even know where we're going to stay tonight," said resident Denise Flynn. "I don't have a roof anymore."

One building had roof damage, and the other had cracks in the wall.

No injuries were reported.

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