Providence Heavy Flooding Displaced About 30 Students At Brown University

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PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (WBZ NewsRadio) — About 30 students at Brown University were temporarily displaced after the heavy flooding in Providence on Monday.

The first floor of a residence hall on Keeney Quad was flooded. Some students posted videos online of the flooding showing students walking through the water in the dorm hallways.

Facilities Management and Residential Life staff began assisting students in removing the water Monday afternoon. Staff assessed the damages and made repairs and helped displaced students find alternative housing for the night as well as plan their return to the dorms, according to a spokesperson from Brown University.

An annual on-campus event was postponed on Tuesday due to the flooding.

Brown University is located on a hill, but that didn't stop the water from pooling up. On Monday, the excessive flooding closed I-95 in both directions as well as several other main roads in Providence. Students at Rhode Island School of Design, a neighboring university, were not affected by the heavy rainfall, a RISD spokesperson told WBZ.

A flood warning has been in effect for parts of northern Rhode Island, and Kent and Providence County ending at 4 P.M. on Tuesday. In parts of Massachusetts and Southeast Providence, a flood warning is in effect until 5 P.M. according to AccuWeather.

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