$15 Million in Flood Damages at UWS

By KBJR News 1

$15 Million in Flood Damages at UWS

June 25, 2012 Updated Jun 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM CST

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Superior say the damage estimates from last weeks storms may top $15,000,000. campus wide.

University employees and contractors continue to clean and repair campus buildings damaged by flooding. The Jim Dan Hill Library, Old Main and the heating plant sustained the worst damage, according to Chancellor Renee Wachter.

Some administrative and faculty offices have been moved to temporary locations. Anyone needing to reach campus administrators or faculty is encouraged to check the University website and use e-mial when possible.

Al Miller, the UWS media relations spokesperson, said most university buildings suffered some sort of water damage, mostly from water accumulating on lower levels.

BMS Cat, a catastrophe recovery company out of Illinios, has been working since Thursday to recover as many damaged books and documents as possible in the Library.

Wachter says campus officials are still assessing what must be done and prioritizing tasks, but hope to have repairs completed before fall semester begins.

In an e-mial sent to students today, Wachter said the residence halls are operational with summer camps underway and students living in the halls, and The Yellowjacket Union and Marcovich Wellness Center are both open for business.

Summer classes are running as scheduled