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First Look at Water Damage at Columbus Police Headquarters

COLUMBUS (Tara Morgan) -- Clean up crews will work long hours to help bring things back to normal at Columbus police headquarters after three pipes broke flooding the building.

ABC6/FOX28 got a first look at the damage Friday two days after the burst pipes damaged several floors including the 8th where the chief's office is located.

"As you can see they've peeled off the wallpaper they've cut the insulation and drywall two feet off the ground from where the water was," said Sgt. Rich Weiner.

Two of the three leaks were in the chief's private bathroom.  The third was on the 9th floor.

There are piles of debris and it smells musty on the hardest hit floors.

"Well there's concern of mold they have discovered some mold here but that's old and they have assured that they're going to check ever crevice around here to make sure that we do not have any issues like that," said Weiner.

Weiner didn't have a time frame for the clean up or a tally on the cost.

The city secured a mayor's emergency letter which makes way for $750,000 for repairs but no word if that will be enough.

Clean up crews will work into the weekend on 12 hour shifts.


 
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