A leaky pipe in McKinzie Residence Hall flooded one office and bathroom on the building’s first level.
Water started from a clogged shower on the third floor of McKinzie Hall. It seeped down through the second floor into Mark Jackson’s office.
The office of Mark Jackson, assistant director of student organizations and programs, was the only office damaged. Water fell from the ceiling and ruined ceiling tiles and documents on his desk.
The flooding in Jackson’s office and a nearby bathroom has huge fans to dry as much water as possible and has been running since Tuesday night through the weekend.
At 11 p.m., Val Mascari, director of WFF facility services, called to notify Jackson about the flooding. Jackson’s spirits weren’t down when he found out about the water, but he is waiting patiently to return to his office.
For now, Jackson is working in the student workroom.
“I didn’t feel the need to come up to work and check out my office. I knew that it was going to be in good hands with WFF and they were going to look at it and do the best that they could,” Jackson said.
The other offices on the first floor in McKinzie by Jackson suffered as well. The noise from the fans disturbed those that worked near him.
“Tom Craig has his door closed and a sign that says ‘Tom is in’ because of all the noise it took to dry the office and bathroom,” Jackson said.
WFF facility services helped stop the flooding before it had gotten worst on the first floor.