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|Carl Sandburg College Suffers Flood Damage
|Carl Sandburg College officials say they hope to be up and running again by the time the summer semester starts, following flooding that made an unscheduled visit to campus Tuesday night.
As has been seen on a video posted to Facebook and YouTube and which got play on "Good Morning America", heavy rains from a severe thunderstorm Tuesday entered Building C on campus, causing flooding that at one point reached three-feet high.
The college is in cleanup mode, and Sandburg president Lori Sundberg says there's no telling yet how much damage was really caused.
"We're still, just now, inventorying things," Sundberg said during a press conference heard live on WGIL. "We're trying to inventory all the equipment that we lost. We lost a lot of computers, a lot of furniture. Some of the back hallways -- we have some audio-visual material that was probably damaged, obviously carpeting. No student records were damaged, so we're very, very grateful for that."
Sundberg says Buildings C, D, and E, suffered the most damage, while Building A has some water and carpet damage. Student Services and Financial Aid offices are going to be moved at least temporarily.
The main campus and the Children's school will remain closed at least the rest of this week, while the downtown Galesburg Annex will remain open.
There are still some flooded roads and streets around the area as a result of the severe storm, most notably U-S 34 near Biggsville, which remains closed.
To see pictures of the Carl Sandburg College flood damage, CLICK HERE.
|05 29 13 by Newsroom
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