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Flooding throughout campus subsides

Published: March 19, 2010
Section: News

The flooding and water damage to numerous residence halls and the Green Room of the library has been fixed, according to an e-mail from Facilities Services and Vice President and Vice Provost for Libraries and Information Services Perry Hanson, the university official overseeing the library.

While Shapiro Hall in Massell Quad and Usen Castle were among the hardest hit, flooding reports were also made to Facilities concerning Rosenthal, East and Ziv quads.

Most flooding has subsided in successive days of sunny weather, and carpet cleaning crews were in and out of dorms Tuesday and Wednesday to treat dorm rugs for mold and mildew.

The library’s Green Room also reopened Thursday after having been closed since the rains.

“I had smelled a very musty odor in the [green] room, but it is back and available,” Hanson said. “The odor will still persist, but the Green Room is open to students.”

Facilities did not respond to multiple phone and e-mail requests for comment regarding the possibilities of long-term concerns like mold or reinforcing for future leaks.