Flooding evacuates Stratford Housing Complex at the University of Cincinnati

CINCINNATI -- University of Cincinnati students living at the Stratford Housing Complex had a very rude awakening early Tuesday.

The sprinkler system inside the building watered down student's living area at about 3:30 a.m. Authorities told WCPO's Kendall Herold they believe the cold weather is to blame for setting the system off.

The complex was evacuated after serious flooding and water damage spread throughout the building.

"The carpet is soaked in the hallway and starting to seep into the other rooms," said UC student Cameron Meeks. "Water seeped down to the second floor and the ceiling is starting to cave in the first floor. There are a couple of rooms where water leaked down also."

In total, close to 30 students have been relocated to Morgen's Hall on UC's campus and it is unclear how long student's will be staying in temporary housing.


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