Students were evacuated from Naugle Hall this morning after numerous rooms were flooded by the building’s sprinkler system.
Students were awakened around 6 a.m. by a fire alarm, according to Naugle resident Troy Okum. The residents were relocated to Seavers Hall while SU police checked the building.
It was later announced to the residents that water from the fourth floor had dripped all the way down to the first, with some rooms having about an inch of water in them, Okum said.
Residence hall staff went through Naugle and picked up any valuables left on floors to prevent damage.
Okum estimated that about 10 cars — consisting of police, custodial and maintenance staff — were at the scene to help with clean-up.
The building’s electric was turned off until around 8 a.m., and some of the building’s windows were opened.
Residents of “17” rooms (117, 217, etc.) were let back into the building at 7:35 a.m. Those who lived in rooms affected by the flooding were held back.
Police are investigating what caused the sprinkler system to activate. A damage estimate is not available at this time.