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Blown Water Valve in Mission Beach Damages 2 Condo Units

Workers are cleaning up two condominium units in Mission Beach after a water valve broke Friday. 

The blown valve caused water to spew into the air in front of a building on Ocean Front Walk, near Jersey Court. 

NBC 7 spoke with John McKinney, a handyman who was called in to help clean up after the valve broke, about 3 a.m. Friday. 

He said the water damaged the two bottom units of a four-unit building.

"The water went up on the deck and then rolled into the house. Because it has a small drain up there that couldn't handle 145 pounds of pressure," said McKinney. "It went into the unit and then flooded the one bedroom and then went through the ceiling down to the second bedroom underneath it." 

McKinney told NBC7 the two units were being rented out, and the occupants are now staying in a hotel, while workers repair the water damage. 

No other information was available.

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