RG campus flooding caused by construction

November 8, 2019


The H building at the Rio Grande campus closed early Wednesday morning after the building flooded.


Students arrived at school on Nov. 6 to discover their classes had been canceled.



Dayana Villanueva  

The ceiling fell on a printer at the dean's

office at the Rio Grande campus. 




Water had leaked through all three floors and basement, which is mainly used by medical students, explained Javier Ramos, from maintenance.


A roofing company contracted by the school was working on renovations prior to the flood..


On Tuesday, they took out the parapet, a barrier that goes along the edge of the roof causing water to leak into the building.


Some of the affected areas include the entrance of the building and the chemistry, biology and physical therapy labs.


The dean’s office was the most affected. The water damaged many electronics and the wet ceiling fell on others such as printers.


None tech rooms were affected, according to the Media Service Center.



The roofing company’s insurance will cover the cost of damages and ensure the building is restored.



Dayana Villanueva  

Some of the damage caused by

rain at the Rio Grande campus.



Classes at building resumed at 1:00 p.m.. the same day.


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