Like what you see? Join Insider on Nov. 30 for our best deal on an annual membership ever: $19.99 and we give you a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card (while supplies last).
WCPO Insider is a membership bringing you closer to the city you love. As an Insider you receive rewards, stories and access to new experiences across your community.
Photo from Logan Hendrick
Photo from Sarah Jankers
University of Cincinnati students living at the Stratford Housing Complex had a very rude awakening early Tuesday.
There's more to the story when you become an Insider. WCPO Insider's membership is an additional benefit on top of everything you can get for free on WCPO.com. We created an entire digital organization dedicated to bringing you exclusive access to in-depth stories that you can’t get anywhere else, handpicked events, and incredible savings on things you love to do. To find out more click here.
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.