DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A water main break sent gallons of water spewing over a house approximately 50 feet in the air in East Oak Cliff Monday afternoon.
Chopper 11 was above the mess in the 2100 block of Custer Drive around 3:20 p.m.READ MORE: Buyers Taking Big Risks To Win In DFW Housing Market
A crew was able to shut off the water shortly after the break happened.
The water caused some flooding in a back yard and left debris on the roof of the house.
No word yet on the cause of the water main break.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives In Dallas, Arlington Tuesday
Elmer Sanchez, the owner of the home, said, “I’ve never had to deal with anything like this.”
Sanchez said around 3:00 p.m. he looked outside his window to see water bubbling from the ground.
Then minutes later, “It was in the sky toward the roof… It was just gushing water I want to say 50 feet into the air over the house.”
Sanchez said he’s now dealing with a damaged roof, water logged walls and soaking wet floors.MORE NEWS: Downtown Dallas Skyline Lit Up In Honor Of COVID-19 Victims, Survivors
Sanchez said he’s now got to figure out how to pay for repairs. He said he does not have homeowner’s insurance.