UCLA Campus Flooded With Millions Of Gallons Of Water After Pipe Bursts

UCLA Campus Flooded With Millions Of Gallons Of Water After Pipe Bursts
by Austin Hunt
Source: buzzfeed.com

A water main break near the University of California, Los Angeles, Tuesday caused massive street flooding and damage at the university's campus.
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After more than four hours of flooding, the water main break was shut off, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said.
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City officials estimated between 8 and 10 million gallons of water were lost before the main was shut off.

The broken pipe is believed to have leaked 75,000 gallons per minute at the peak.
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The flood waters poured into UCLAs campus as students either treaded through it, or found high ground to capture the event.
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While a few people found a very creative way to get through the flooding: Although the police said That is probably one of the most dangerous things you can do.
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For somebody to try and boogie board in this, its just going to be an asphalt bath, Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jaime Moore said.

Water was seen rushing down the stairs at UCLAs recently remodeled Pauley Pavilion.
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Workers walk down stairs to a parking structure as water cascades down on them.

While the flooding was caused by a water main break, a prank caller told KABC it was caused by a cherry bomb or really large dump.

Sandbags were placed around entrances to stop the water, but failed to make much of an impact.
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Pauley Pavilion, home of the Bruins basketball team, was flooded with a reported 3 inches of water.

Squeegees and water vacuums were used to clear water and debris from the floor of the Pavilion, which had a $136 million renovation completed in 2012.
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Firefighters work to dam up a stairway inside UCLAs Pauley Pavilion sporting.

Drake Track and Field Stadium was also inundated with water.

#summervibes over here at Drake Stadium, one student said with this picture.

The Los Angeles Fire Department ordered an evacuation of the campus and people were reported stranded in cars from the quickly-rising waters.

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