Several buildings at UW-Stout campus flooded during weekend storms

CREATED Jun 24, 2013

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MENOMONIE - Several buildings were damaged when rainwaters flooded the campus of University of Wisconsin-Stout over the weekend.

"The storm caused an estimated 83,000 gallons of water to pour into the basement of Jarvis Hall, 410 10th Ave. E., which then knocked out the electrical system for a block-long complex, including the Jarvis Hall Science Wing, Jarvis Hall Technology Wing and Micheels Hall," according to Karen Herzog with the Journal Sentinel.

The Jarvis Hall Science wing could also be closed up to two weeks because "electrical distribution equipment" was stored in the basement. The wing was remodeled recently, and cost the university around $43 million.

Herzog reports the equipment was a total loss, but all the buildings are covered by insurance. The university is working to figure out where summer classes will be held.

The administration building and student center were also damaged, although not as severely as the others.