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Water Damage Closes ANB/ANS Hall for Next Six Months


February 01, 2012

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan Indian Community and ANB/ANS Camp 14 jointly announced the temporary closure of the facility at 429 Deermount.  The reason for the closure is water damage to nearly the entire building the result of a fuel line freezing on January 17th. 

Main meeting area of ANB Hall showing water soaked ceiling tile falling to the floor
Photo courtesy KIC

After crews identified the frozen fuel line and repaired it, the ccrews left for that evening.  Then sometime between the evening of January 17th and the morning of January 18th a water pipe which had frozen when the building lost heat became thawed after heat was restored dumping a massive amount of water into the building from the upper floor.  This caused extensive damage to walls, ceilings and mechanical facilities in the building.

Estimates of damage range from $200,000 to $300,000. The building will be closed for at least six months for repairs and remediation, possibly longer.  KIC and Camp 14 wish to apologize to all the dance groups and organizations that normally use 429 Deermount for their group meetings and rehearsals.  Winters in Alaska can be very harsh and Ketchikan experienced that cold snap which set at least one record for overnight temperatures.

Jim Gillian, Facilities Manager of Ketchikan Indian Community, said crews are working as quickly as possible to complete repairs.


Source of News: 

Ketchikan Indian Community


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