Construction crews were working on a home on a Pennsylvania farm on Friday, just two days after a powerful Hurricane Matthew swept through the region.
Crews were on the site of the new home on the farm in Lakeland, Pa., just south of Pittsburgh, just before 9 p.m. local time, the Lakeland Times-Tribune reported.
The house is about a mile from a school, and is a home of sorts, said Tim Murphy, the home’s owner.
“It’s not an ordinary house.
It’s a house of the rich and powerful, and we are lucky to have it here,” he said.
The building has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a basement, a garage and an open-air patio.
The home is about 3,000 square feet, with a basement about 8 feet deep.
The roof is 18 feet high.
A spokesperson for the state Department of Natural Resources told the Times-Telegram the agency was not aware of any building permits in effect at the time.
Matt Harvey, the hurricane’s strongest storm to hit the U.S., left a trail of destruction in the area of the property and damaged homes, power lines, fences and cars.
In the last few days, officials have warned that Hurricane Matthew could bring down the house.
The area is located about 20 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.