Flooding closes Iowa State University
Iowa State University is closed Thursday because parts of campus are under several feet of flood water. The area received three days of heavy rain this week, causing the South Skunk River and the Squaw Creek to jump their banks and invade campus, according to the Iowa State Daily.
School officials say students should still plan to move back to campus as scheduled, as all of the dorms are dry and only a handful of apartment-style rooms were damaged. But prospective students planning to visit campus have been asked to reschedule.
The College of Engineering produced a newscast about the flooding:
The athletic department posted video on its Web site of water gushing into Hilton Coliseum, where the basketball team plays, and transforming it into a swimming pool.
August 12, 2010; 8:51 AM ET
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