UMass Officials Clear Up Library Flooding Situation
Any lingering questions concerning last week’s flooding at the UMass Dartmouth library have been answered. UMass officials met with members of the press today, explaining what happened, what was damaged, and what was replaced.
UMass Dartmouth Facilities Planning Director Michael Hayes says during last week’s storm, the roof of the Claire T. Carney Library acted like a tub.
The water caused damage to the 4th and 5th floors, but fast actions by staff members saved books and equipment from being damaged. Construction crews had to replace carpets, sheetrock, and insulation. The damage is being assessed by the construction company Consigli, and it will be covered by their insurance. Ongoing renovations are on schedule, and the library has been re-opened to all necessary staff members.