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    Flooded dorms?

    Any of you in town know what dorms are going to have damage to them? I assume MWL will, but are any others seeing damage? I'm living in Freddy next year, did that get any damage? It's hard to tell from pictures how far it would spread and what buildings it would hit.



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    Re: Flooded dorms?

    My niece is planning on moving in on Saturday, and I know they are all really wondering what to expect with the mess that is going on.



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    Re: Flooded dorms?

    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    Any of you in town know what dorms are going to have damage to them? I assume MWL will, but are any others seeing damage? I'm living in Freddy next year, did that get any damage? It's hard to tell from pictures how far it would spread and what buildings it would hit.
    It says on the ISU website that all residence hall move in dates are on time as scheduled so the damage must not have been too severe.


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    Re: Flooded dorms?

    I would think the only dorms that were threatened by the floods today would have been MWL.


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    Re: Flooded dorms?

    News : ISU Housing

    Flood Update: Students Can Move in as Scheduled

    11 Aug 2010
    AMES, Iowa—With record flooding in Ames, those moving to campus next week can rest assured that their Cyclone homes will be ready for them and they can move in as scheduled. The Department of Residence did have damage to five apartments in the University Village area. The affected students have been relocated.

    “Our staff took care of these students and we are already working to restore their apartments,” said Director of the Department of Residence Pete Englin. “We plan to get students back into their homes as soon as possible.”

    No other residence halls or apartments were damaged. Minor water in the basements of several residence hall buildings came in during the heavy rains on Wednesday night. The water is being cleaned up and there is no damage to the buildings.

    A ring dike with flood gates and a pump system were built after the floods of ’93 that kept this year’s record flooding out of the Maple-Willow-Larch Residence Hall complex.

    “In 1993, we had about three feet of water in the Maple-Willow-Larch Dining Center and our elevator pits had about 15 feet of water in them. Chairs from the dining center actually floated over to the Iowa State Center,” Englin said. “Today’s water level was about 18 feet and the system was built to handle 19.5 feet of water. The ring dike did its job perfectly.”

    If the weather holds as forecasted, the 9,300 plus students that will call campus home this year should not face any flood-related problems with their residence hall or apartment.
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    Re: Flooded dorms?

    No they built a ring dike after 93 and it showed its worth over the last 24 hours



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    Re: Flooded dorms?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I would think the only dorms that were threatened by the floods today would have been MWL.
    I think you are right. Talked to my son who is in Ames on the phone tonight. He said there was water in the MWL parking lots but did not know if it got in the Dorms.



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    Re: Flooded dorms?

    I work for the DOR -
    All the UDA dorms (eaton, martin, Friley, helser) are on higher ground.
    As is the old RCA (BWR, BLF, Linden, and O-E) they flow towards MWL.
    That being said, if MWL had any damage it would be to the ground level as it goes (G - maintenance rooms) (M - Lobby/Lounge) (1 and up - dorm rooms)
    So there should be no damage on MWL to any rooms.



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    Re: Flooded dorms?

    I was out and around MWL this morning around 9:30. The dikes and floodgates around them did their job. A little bit of water, but nothing to be worried about, less than an inch inside the ring of levies.


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