Flood hits Cape Coral High School

Flood hits Cape Coral High School

By John Rinkenbaugh. CREATED Oct 19, 2013

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A broken sprinkler head brought significant flooding to part of Cape Coral High School Friday afternoon.

A fire alarm activation at 4:15 p.m. alert firefighters to the problem.  When they arrived they found water flowing on the 2nd floor of the of the athletic section of the school with significant amount of water found on the 2nd floor men’s locker rooms and offices.  

The water had already begun leaking down through the 1st floor ceiling affecting the lights and electrical system in the women’s locker room area.

Firefighters immediately had the water shut off to the building and isolated the electricity to prevent potential electrical issues from occurring. Personnel used push brooms and squeegees to help custodial staff clear water from the building.

The cause of the sprinkler activation was undetermined. School staff reported students and staff were still at the school in preparation for a football game Friday night.  A sprinkler contractor was contacted by the School District and repairs were to be completed through the evening. No damage estimate was immediately available and no injuries were reported.