VISTA, Calif. — A broken water main flooded a home in Vista early Wednesday, forcing a family of four to evacuate. Jessica, who only gave her first name, was sleeping in the home she, her husband and two children rent in the 2200 block of Buena Creek Road when their dog started barking at around 2:30 a.m.
“I got up, and I noticed water coming in,” she said. “So when my husband got up, he opened the door, and it just started gushing in.”
The water was coming from a ruptured underground water main up the street. In short order, the entire home was flooded with about a foot of standing water. The family called 911 and got out.
The family’s landlords live next door. They said the house, which was built in the 1920s, should be fine, but the furniture and other belongings inside may be ruined.
The broken water main involved a 48 year-old, eight inch cement pipe.
“We’ve checked our research – we found very little history of any issues going on in this whole area,” said Dan Dambach with the Vista Irrigation District.
Buena Creek Road was closed between Monte Vista and South Santa Fe Avenue for most of the day. Medina Construction crews finished repairs and reopened the road just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. FOX News