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Sunday, October 02, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Bennett High School Auditorium Completely Flooded Out


57 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is all over the stage? Did they have a leak in the roof or was this rising ground water?

Anonymous said...

OMG how awful now they will have mold issues.

Anonymous said...

If this is the new Bennett, why does it surprise anyone? It was built on a bottomless pit when it rains. That ground has been like that forever. I say that because 50 years ago I seen tractors and combines sunk to the frames when there was less rainfall than this. Bennett was built and will forever cost tax payers in Wicomico County. It will probably collapse in the next five years or less. Another example of Political "Home Boys" and kick backs. There should be lawsuits from tax payer organizations.

Anonymous said...

Is this the new school or the high school on College Ave.?

Anonymous said...

Ground water, The water was about 6" deep on the stage, you can see the water line on the curtains

Anonymous said...

Call the contractor lol

Anonymous said...

There's the swimming pool that everyone was asking for !!

Anonymous said...

open the doors and let the water out

Anonymous said...

This is the auditorium - separate from the new building - it's been there for a long time. It doesn't make it any less sad, but you all need to know it's not the new building.

Anonymous said...

I was in a basement that had a high
tide level of 7'

Anonymous said...

this was roof rain water not swampy ground water

Anonymous said...

The headline says it was the auditorium not either one of the schools!

Anonymous said...

This was not a new building. It is a separate structure

Anonymous said...

It's the detached auditorium

JoeAlbero said...

5:08, that is correct. It is located at the high school property.

Anonymous said...

It was an old building

Anonymous said...

This is the Auditorium that has been there for a very long time. The stage area and most of the first 25 rows of seats are below ground level, always have been. Not sure where the water is penetrating but wherever it is it's big. And for 4:34, before you get all wound up about the newer High School, rest assured it is high and dry.

Anonymous said...

Its the highschool

Anonymous said...

It says hogh school auditorium

Anonymous said...

How sad!!!

Anonymous said...

This is such a nice stage! I'm sorry to see this happen.

Anonymous said...

There was an auditorium there before they built the new school...so take off your tin hat anti-establishment hat...

Anonymous said...

It's not at the new Bennett! People are so quick to jump to conclusions! Lawsuits? Really????

Anonymous said...

Lets go stage diving.

Anonymous said...

At least someone had the good sense to check it.

Anonymous said...

Why is this funny to you?

Anonymous said...

:( SO Sad. That was a nice auditorium. Wonder what they are gonna do about it? mold and other issues for sure.

Anonymous said...

Calm yourself down, geez. Not everything is a conspiracy.

Anonymous said...

Thats because it was built below ground level. This why people do not have basements around here. Dont know why they dont have a sump pump setup. It would have been a lot cheaper than replacing everything now. Dumbasses.

Anonymous said...

They need a new one now.

Anonymous said...

The do

Anonymous said...

There are pumps, very large ones and a generator for power to back them up. The city stormwater system couldn't handle the volume and backed up. But thanks for adding your obviously uneducated and uninformed opinion. Dumbass!!

Anonymous said...

Let's assume from 4:34's statement "50 years ago I seen tractors" that he was only passing by the property and not attending school.

Anonymous said...

There's no doubt they will get a new auditorium if the "county" sees fit. It looks like a small college complex there now. Whatever happened to WI-HI and there conditions?? Isn't WI middle the oldest school in the county??

Anonymous said...

Chincoteague High School also has some flooding. School will likely be closed tomorrow...it got in several classrooms.

Unknown said...

This bring me back to "Real Genius"
lol
I thought there is a Sump pump in the back of the building. What happened. No alarm for a Pump failure.

Anonymous said...

Chill the hell out.

Anonymous said...

Wi middle is in bad shape they had flooding today and the entire 1st floor got ruined was told it was water and sewage not good

Anonymous said...

Probably was but disconnected because it kept going off and they were to laid back to fix it, 'it never floods'...

Anonymous said...

4:34 - I am not even responding to your craziness because at this point you have made yourself look like a fool. - SMH

Anonymous said...

There are several companies that specialize in water damage control and recovery. I'm hoping to see several of their trucks there tomorrow. It's covered by insurance, so make it happen!

Anonymous said...

What good is a sump pump that pumps into a system known to flood with a lot of rain?

Perhaps allow a reroute in that case.

Anonymous said...

Wow will not see any non swimmers there!

Anonymous said...

Do they have a swim team ?? They do now

Anonymous said...

I seen me too

Anonymous said...

I agree with suing

Aundrea Twilley said...

Sorry that not everything is perfect, and up to your standards! Also our tax money goes to a lot of other things too! So unless you want to do everything we give our tax money for like paving roads that need to be fix, getting new books for students, etc.... Then take a seat and stop complaining!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the fire boat could have helped...lol

Anonymous said...

Do they have insurance on school buildings? I am asking because I really do not know. If they do, fine, pay the deductible and have it replaced if need be. If not, this should be the last thing on any list to replace when it comes to our schools. I think they would have a hard time convincing the public to pay for this building.

Anonymous said...

Most public schools in Maryland belong to a consortium and are self-insured.

Uncle Jon and Family said...

It's a detached building that was there way before the new high school. Besides... there are many buildings flooded in this town. Some people just need the drama.

Anonymous said...

The building was in fact the detached auditorium closer to College Ave. SERVPRO of the Lower Shore was on scene and started the drying process to reduce the risk of any further damage.

Anonymous said...

Bring in a big bunch of really big dehumidifiers & fans after the water is gone & this problem won't appear as intimidating as one would think.

Anonymous said...

The BOE and its staff have the knowledge and expertise to deal with situation. Apparently most of the people commenting dont.

Anonymous said...

At least they have air conditioning.

Anonymous said...

What exactly is a taxpayer organzation? Do we pay more taxes to them to organize? Are you just making up something to try and make yourself sound smart?

Anonymous said...

Uhh, fix it.