Pulaski Tech science building deals with flooding

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Many Arkansans are still cleaning up from what the weather brought our way over the weekend. Some flooding put a damper on classes today at Pulaski Tech. Fans scatter the hallways of Pulaski Tech's science building. Heavy rains flooded the hallways, classrooms and faculty offices Sunday night.

"It's a big inconvenience for our students," said Tim Jones with Pulaski Tech.

Jones says clogged drains could be part of the problem, but believes the quick and heavy rains were too much regardless. Now the clock is ticking on cleanup.

"We've got finals coming up in just a few weeks and we're kind of in that end of semester fever pitch right now so it's important that we get it cleaned up," said Jones. The school called upon Metro Disaster Specialists.

"We extract the water then they're going to assess the porous surfaces which would include the carpet and the drywall and so forth to see what's still wet. We'll use meters to see what still has moisture in it and how much," said Richard Elliott of Metro Disaster Specialists.

The crew moves furniture off wet floors using blocks. They will test the building over the next few days for moisture.

Jones expects classes to resume on Tuesday.


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