(Near the Ashe Center)
(Near Ackerman Union)
(Near the Bruin Bear statue)
(Inside Lot 4)
(Inside Lot 4)
(Outside Lot 4 -- all photos by Carla Bales)
By now, most readers will know that a broken water main on Sunset Boulevard flooded parts of the UCLA campus, including Pauley Pavilion and the Wooden Center, as well as parking Lots 4 and 7. The intramural field and Drake Stadium were also flooded. Most importantly, however, there were no injuries reported.
Though the break was only yards from the UCLA Anderson complex (the water geyser was easily seen from the bridges and balconies around Anderson), the management school was not impacted directly. However, many members of the faculty and staff, along with some students and visitors suffered damage to their vehicles. Because the lots are closed at the moment, we don't know the extent of the damage, but it's presumed that some cars, particularly those parked on the lowest levels of Lots 4 and 7, will be totaled.
The Anderson community immediately rallied. Carpools began forming right away, as those with access to their cars offered to drive home those whose cars were trapped. A series of emails went out, offering more rides throughout the evening. Dean Judy Olian, currently traveling in Brazil, sent an email encouraing everyone to do what they could to alleviate the impact on our colleagues. Michael Heafey, our unparalleled and ubiquitous building general manager, kept everyone up-to-date with the most recent information.
The final damage is still being assessed. The greatest concern for the campus is the flooding that had damaged the wood floor in Pauley Pavilion. The historic arena was recently renovated and it's likely (based on news reports) that the floor will need to be replaced.
The photos above were taken on a smart phone, by Carla Bales, UCLA Anderson's Media Relations Program Manager. They should give you some idea of what went on here yesterday.