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      12-08-2019, 08:00 PM   #3959

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Originally Posted by hubbahubba View Post
I don't think so. You are underestimating the structural integrity of a building, and the amount of water that it would take to topple a building. How much rain are you expecting? Noah proportions? If not, then that's a stretch.
Flat roofs collapse all the time when their drainage gets clogged and it can't support the weight of the water. If this happend in an apartment complex, don't see why the floors below wouldn't keep failing.

That being said buildings are built differently depending on geographic location and climate. Here they are built out of wood unless they are higher than 5 stories. A steel and concrete building would hold up much better than a wood building, but it could still very much effect the units on lower levels. Stating a roof only helps the top floor is very naive.