[library-media] Another disaster story
Fri, 04 May 2007 15:02:03 -0600
OK, I sure can't top your stories, but we did have a little surprise the =
other day. The sun was shinning and the room was getting warm when =
suddenly water started to pouring from the ceiling. It lasted just a =
moment and stopped. No books were damaged but one student did slip and =
fall. The cause was the air conditioner room up stairs had flooded and =
leaked through to the library. See you are not safe even when the sun =
shines. Marilyn Walker
>>> "Linda Bettinger" <email@example.com> 05/04/07 11:00 AM =
Since we're sharing disaster stories.
I came in yesterday to a flooded reading pit. This is the third time this
year. Unfortunately I lost over 300 dollars worth of books during the =
deluge. There appears to be a hole in the foundation and the water is
leaking into the return air duct. Maybe they'll get around to fixing it =
of these days.
So, any others out there???
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Cindy Mitchell
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 12:31 PM
Subject: [library-media] Disaster averted
I just had to share what happened yesterday.
I had a group of my Library Advisaory Board come in and I went to my
magazine closet to get my box of Advanced Reader copies so that thye could
choose a thankyou gift. The entire box of books was SOAKING WET! Not a
single book salvagable. =20
So I glanced up and there was a slightly saggy ceiling. Yikes! Call the
janitor! After he got done pulling down all of the soggy drywall, I had a
hole about 3 feet in diameter in my ceiling.
Assessing the damage, just that box of review copies and a couple of rolls
of wrapping paper were ruined. Not a magazine, a book or a dvd were
touched. I was so lucky, because if the leak had started three feet in =
direction it would have ruined magazines, videos ro the A section of my
fiction! Or, if I had been particularly unlucky, it could have sparked a
I know some of you have had it so much worse, but I had to share my little
scare and my feeling of disaster averted.
South Jordan Middle School
10245 S 2700 W
South Jordan UT 84095