- Posted April 25, 2013 by
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College students sound off on flooding
Students at North Central College, in Naperville, Ill., sound off on how well they think the College prepared for the recent flooding:
Becky Burns, Junior:
“I think they did well… I thought they notified students through email and text right away that school was cancelled, and they got over to the flood as soon as they could to block it off.”
Shade Ayedun, Junior: “That field is completely flooded, like, up to the bleachers. I know some people went swimming in it and stuff, and white-water rafting. They should have done a better job fencing it up. ”
Brad Gerdes, Freshman: “I think it was beyond their control. It was a pretty nasty disaster… They couldn’t really plan accordingly that quickly.”
Last Thursday, it rained approximately 4-6 inches in DuPage County, and the College's southside was submerged in the flood waters. North Central announced at 9 a.m. that day that classes would be canceled. The College reopened for a regular schedule the following day; school districts 203 and 204, however, were closed on Friday.
The flood was the worst Naperville has seen since 1996, according to the Daily Herald.
Story reported by Rebecca Sage, Amber Dvorak, Allison Navadomskis, and Bobby Tenczar. Photos of campus courtesy of Kim Ippolito.