LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Lansing Police tell 6 News a criminal report was taken over the flooding incident at SkyVue Apartments on Wednesday.
A burst pipe at the apartment complex forced dozens of Michigan State University students out of their homes.
Patrick Bourke, a resident at SkyVue said his whole floor was impacted.
“I was just waking up and he sent me a text message showing me a video of the elevator. And I was like, that’s really weird. Like the elevator shouldn’t be flooding obviously,” Bourke said. “My understanding is the pipe burst from the ninth floor and it worked its way down all the way [to] the fifth and fourth floor. So it was a very big area that got affected by the pipe burst.”
Electricity in the apartment building had to be shut down when the electrical room filled with water.
“I quickly like packed everything when the water was like slowly making its way to like our rooms, for example, I was just thinking like, what should I even bring? And I only like brought like a few clothes and all my homework. And then that was what’s the next steps?” said Alan-Michael Bergman, a resident and MSU student.
“Like, what am I gonna do from here on out? Like, am I ever going to see this apartment again?”
Police said they received the original call for a Malicious Destruction of Property complaint.
SkyVue Apartments released the following statement to 6 News regarding the flooding:
Several floors of SkyVue suffered varying degrees of water damage earlier this week. The drying out process is expected to last through the weekend and when complete, our restoration company will be able to make an accurate damage assessment on Monday. In the meantime, we have communicated to displaced residents about the situation and made assistance finding alternative accommodations available to those residents. We encourage all residents who still require that assistance to reach out to our office.”SkyVue Apartments