GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)- About 30 East Carolina University students living in a private apartment building near campus were temporarily displaced Saturday morning because of a water leak.
Residents were evacuated from Campus Towers, a building not owned by ECU located near the Student Recreation Center and White Residence Hall.
Residents not affected by the water damage have returned to the apartments. Campus Towers is coordinating clean up and housing for others still displaced.
“The university was able to respond very quickly to the evolving situation overnight,” said Dr. Travis Lewis, associate dean of students at ECU. “We understand being displaced from your home can have a traumatic impact.”
ECU has counselors, Campus Living and Student Services staff on standby to provide support to affected students.
Emergency officials responded at approximately 4 a.m. when a fire alarm was activated. ECU Police, the Red Cross and administrators and staff from ECU’s Student Affairs, Campus Living and Transit also responded.
ECU Transit transported residents to a temporary shelter at Christenbury Gym until emergency officials said occupants could return to the building.