Authorities evacuated about 400 employees at a large post office building in Kearny after torrential rain from Tropical Storm Ida caused the roof to collapse on Wednesday evening.
It happened around 8 p.m. at the United States Postal Service Greater Newark P&DC located at 1200 Harrison Avenue across the street from the Walmart shopping center.
According to the National Weather service, seven individuals suffered non-fatal injuries after a 30' X 30' portion of the building's roof suddenly collapsed.
The severity of injuries or conditions of victims is unknown at this time.
Emergency responders rushed to the scene as Tropical Storm Ida pushed through the area while a massive rain and wind event occurred.
Kearny Fire officials were contacted for a further update on this story.