Phoenix: Burton Barr Central Library Badly Damaged in Storm, Closed For Repairs
Update July 20
Arizona Library Estimates 6,000 Books Damages in Flood (via AP)
UPDATE July 18
Here’s Everything We Know About Burton Barr Central Library’s Closure (via Phoenix New Times)
UPDATE July 17
Phoenix Public Library Looks For Volunteer Help
From The Arizona Republic/AZCentral.com
The Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix was badly damaged during Saturday’s monsoon storm. It will be closed for at least the next few days for repairs.
Phoenix Public Library officials tweeted the news Saturday night, but did not detail the extent of the damage.
By Sunday morning, said the library will be closed indefinitely while the damage to the structure and material is accessed.
Phoenix fire Capt. Rob McDade said crews on scene first noticed water coming down the windows of the 5-story library and realized it was coming from the roof.
McDade estimated that a punctured line from the rooftop was releasing up to 50 gallons of water per minute into the library. Video shot by Phoenix fire officials showed water pouring onto shelves of books.
McDade said crews tried to prevent as much water damage as possible.
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