On April 3, the residents of West Village building 300 were awoken in the middle of the night and ushered out into the rain. Pipes on the second floor of Building 300 had burst at a connection, flooding the lobby, the first floor and the second floor.
The girls were taken to a different building to wait while the water was turned off.
“We were not allowed back in the building until around one in the morning,” said sophomore Keely Moore. Though there was no water in her room, Moore said that she was affected nonetheless.
“I feel bad for the girls who had it flood in their rooms, though, and the ones who had exams the next day,” Moore said.
Inconveniences for the residents did not end with the flooding itself, according to junior Alexa Klopfenstein.
“The water was off for most of the next day,” said Klopfenstein. “Which means that all of the laundry units stopped working.”
When asked if the catastrophe had been resolved, Klopfenstein gave good news.
“For the next two days, a company was there to get all of the water out of the building. Now, a different (company) has been tearing out walls and repairing the damage. They are basically going through the lobby, hallways and rooms and getting rid of any water damage and fixing it. It looks like a mess right now, but they believe it will all be cleaned up soon.”
According to Klopfenstein, this is the second time that there has been flooding this year.
The first time, it only affected the lobby and first floor.
“We were all compensated $100. I don’t know if there will be any compensation for this, but I would assume so. Especially for the girls who were directly affected,” said Klopfenstein.
Lauren Taylor, the assistant vice president for campus and residential life, said that a large number of repairs were completed on Friday, April 13.
McKenzi Marlow, Features Writer