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Florence Library And Community Center Flooded During Monsoon Storms

The Florence Library and Community center is closed this week after monsoon storms caused significant flooding in the facility.

Officials said, due to building drainage issues, about 300 gallons of water made it inside.

Jess Knudson is a spokesman for the town. He said crews have a significant cleanup effort ahead of them.

"Floors, computers, a lot of the shelving, a lot of the millwork, things of that nature are all saturated with water and will take most of the week for cleanup," Knudson said.

Knudson said none of the library’s books sustained any damage.

The facility is expected to reopen on Friday.

Carrie Jung Senior Field Correspondent, Education Desk Carrie Jung began her public radio career in Albuquerque, N.M., where she fell in love with the diverse cultural scene and unique political environment of the Southwest. Jung has been heard on KJZZ since 2013 when she served as a regular contributor to the Fronteras Desk from KUNM Albuquerque. She covered several major stories there including New Mexico's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage and Albuquerque's failed voter initiative to ban late-term abortions. Jung has also contributed stories about environmental and Native American issues to NPR's Morning Edition, PRI's The World, Al Jazeera America, WNYC's The Takeaway, and National Native News. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in marketing, both from Clemson University. When Jung isn't producing content for KJZZ she can usually be found buried beneath mounds of fabric and quilting supplies. She recently co-authored a book, "Sweet And Simple Sewing," with her mother and sister, who are fabric designers.