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Elder Hall evacuated after extensive flooding

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

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Elder Hall flooded Thursday evening after the sprinklers were set off, leading to an evacuation of all residents.

The third floor of the freshman-only residence hall suffered “extensive water damage” after something triggered the sprinklers to turn on, Dan Barker, director of Elder and Kemper residence halls, said in an email to Elder residents. The section of the third floor hallway restricted to male students bore the brunt of the damage, he said.

Barker said Residential Services would give residents in the affected area more information as soon as possible.

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