Historical Documents Damaged
A scary situation in downtown Lincoln put thousands of official documents in harms way. The trouble began on Friday when a water-pipe burst putting state, county, and city records at risk. The building at 8th and K Streets, houses row upon row of official records, some of them dating back to the 1800's. Here's footage from the scene on Friday after water rained down from the broken pipe. Crumbled ceiling tiles and water filled the floor. Despite the damage, officials remain optimistic. Both the state records folks as well as the county records folks are confident no records will be lost. They'll be able to be dried out. The boxes and documents appear to have suffered only minimal damage. Crews were at the scene today setting up a large dehumidifyer machine. Removing the moisture from the air inside the building should help restore the records that got wet. Officials the situation could have been a lot worse. The leak occured near a stairwell, which helped steer most of the water away from the records.