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Flooding During Finals Week - Bryant University

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

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In high school, college, and graduate school, Finals week is the ultimate time for coffee, stress, and anxiety. Students are scurrying to their classes, writing papers, and trying to maintain their sanity. 

To make matters even more stressful, a sprinkler burst occurred in a freshman residence hall of Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode island. Students who don't live close by or have friends/family nearby must find a place to stay until the hall is repaired and habitable. The University is offering to compensate students for money spent on hotel rooms. Water damage did not affect the entire residence hall, nonetheless it was uninhabitable for students. People needed to evacuate so as not to damage their important belongings or get electrocuted from the outlets.

Due to the stress of this situation, University officials are asking professors to accommodate students who are directly affected by the flooding, like rescheduling exams and due dates for final papers and presentations. As of right now, it has not been disclosed exactly when students will be allowed back in the building. According to officials, students will have the opportunity to go back and retrieve anything they left behind in their dorm rooms, but accompanied by Residence staff. The University said they will work with students to replace any damaged electronics.

Here at SERVPRO, we emphasize the importance of protecting your belongings in case of a disaster. It is ALWAYS a good idea to have your personal property, like your phone or wallet, on you at all times.

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island is proud to offer 24/7 disaster relief for the following communities:

  • Woonsocket
  • Cumberland
  • Smithfield
  • Lincoln
  • Central Falls
  • Burrillville
  • North Smithfield
  • Chepachet
  • Albion
  • Harrisville

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island specializes in mold removal and water/fire/hurricane/storm damage. Locally owned and operated, we do it all! Call us anytime at 401-949-9955.

More information might come in the future regarding this matter, so we will keep you posted! 

Source: https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/northwest/sprinkler-break-floods-bryant-university-residence-hall/1990886371 

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