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Students living with flood damage at UCSD weeks after storms

Posted at 10:16 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 09:08:39-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Weeks after storms flooded University of California San Diego dorms, students are still reeling from the damage.

UCSD officials said 41 students, from Thurgood Marshall and Revelle Colleges, were relocated after the flooding Nov. 20. By Dec. 6, they said 19 had moved back into their rooms.

Students showed 10News their dorms that smelled of mold. Friday, a dorm in the Thurgood Marshall Lowers Apartments had a hole in the ceiling. Students said the hole was cut after water fell from the ceiling days after the Nov. 20 storm.

"I noticed something dropping and it's like starting to smell," a student said. "It started dropping from three holes in the ceiling ... It started pouring in so I had to get like three trashcans to hold the water."

The student said every time it rained after the original storm they saw leaks through the same hole.

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10News visited UCSD Dec. 6 and were invited into another Thurgood Marshall Lowers Apartment, where fans and a dehumidifier were whirling.

The student said he had to move out, his clothes reeked and water seeped through a window in his bedroom each time it rained.

"It smells moldy, it's super hot, and it's just a nasty kind of humid feel that hasn't gone away in two and a half weeks," he said frustrated.

UCSD said they were working to repair the dorms, using dehumidifiers, replace drywall and carpet if necessary.