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[PADG:233] Re: FW: Bad news from the University of Hawaii
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- Subject: [PADG:233] Re: FW: Bad news from the University of Hawaii
- From: Lynn A Davis <ldavis@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 07:27:01 -1000
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someone has put up photos. i haven't seen them but here they are for
anyone who is curious. i am off to vote!
Lynn Ann Davis
Head, Preservation Department
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8539
FAX: (808) 956-5968
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From: "Drewes, Jeanne" <drewes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2004 4:02 am
Subject: [PADG:230] FW: Bad news from the University of Hawaii
> Jeanne Drewes
> Assistant Director for Access & Preservation
> Michigan State University Libraries
> 100 Library Room W-108A
> East Lansing, MI 48824-1048
> 517 4326123 ext. 147
> NEW!! FAX 517 353 8969
> HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) -- Heavy rain sent water as much as 8 feet deep
> rushing through the University of Hawaii's main research library,
> destroying irreplaceable documents and books, toppling doors and
> walls and
> forcing a few students to break a window to escape.
> Ten inches of rain fell in 24 hours starting Saturday morning in
> the Manoa
> Valley near Waikiki. Several cars were carried downstream when Manoa
> Stream overflowed its banks, and a school and church that were
> supposed to
> serve as polling places for Tuesday's election also were damaged.
> Gov. Linda Lingle toured the university Sunday and declared Manoa
> Valley a
> state disaster area.
> The library's ground floor was a jumble, with walls knocked down and
> furniture piled up, said librarian Diane Perushek. The water also left
> several inches of mud.
> "Our lowest level of the library, the ground floor, is decimated,"
> Perushek said. "We're seeing what we can retrieve now."
> Several people attending a small class on the ground floor
> Saturday night
> had to knock out a window to escape the flash flood, Perushek
> said. No one
> was hurt.
> About three dozen university buildings, including dormitories,
> lost power
> and Monday's classes were canceled.
> The damaged items contained mostly maps, some 90,000 aerial
> photographs, a
> government document collection and about 100,000 new books that
> had not
> been catalogued, she said.
> Two refrigerated trucks were brought to campus Sunday to help
> salvage the
> soaked documents.
> "We've already started putting materials in there to freeze dry them,"
> Perushek said.