Must-see: WMU football field floods

Must-see: WMU football field floods
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BRIAN:..THESE IMAGES OF WALDO STADIUM AT W-M-U ARE MAKING PEOPLE STOP AND STARE.THE FOOTBALL FIELD LOOKING MORE LIKE A SWIMMING POOL. 3 HEATHER WALKER IS THERE LIVE. 3 HEATHER:..THIS IS NOT A GREEN SCREEN. THIS IS WHAT WESTERNS FOOTBALL FIELD LOOKS LIKE RIGHT NOW. THE WATER WAS HAS RECEDED SINCE THIS MORNING. YOU CAN SEE THE WATER LINE. THERE’S NO FOOTBALL GAME TODAY, BUT FANS HAVE BEEN FILLING THE STANDS TO SNAP A PICTURE. 3 (((PKG)) PEOPLE COULDN’T BELIEVE THEIR EYES. THE PHOTOS WERE SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND THEY HAD TO COME SEE FOR THEMSELVES. (((EMERY MCSHAN // BRONCOS FAN))11:52:50 “WE WERE DRIVING BY IT AND I ASKED TO GO SEE IT BECAUSE IT LOOKED REALLY COOL. AND I REALLY WANTED TO SEE IT.” EMERY MCSHAN CONVINCED HIS MOM TO STOP AT THE STADIUM.(NAT OF MOM WITH PICTURES) EMERY IS A BRONCO FAN, HE HAPPENED TO BE WEARING A WMU SHIRT WITH THE TEAMS OLD SLOGAN, ROW THE BOAT. TODAY THEY COULD HAVE USED A BOAT. 11:53:33 “IT LOOKS LIKE A REALLY REALLY DIRTY BIG POOL.” (MOM LAUGHS) THAT NOBODY HAS CLEANED IN A WHILE.”A POOL OR A POND, BUT DEFINITELY A PROBLEM FOR THE UNIVERSITY. THE WATERS STARTED RISING EARLY THIS MORNING, WHEN ARCADIA CREEK OVERFLOWED. AND THERE WAS NO WHERE FOR THE RAIN RUNOFF FROM THE STADIUM TO GO. THE DRAINS BACK UP AND THE BOWL FILLED UP. AT THE HIGHEST POINT THERE WAS ROUGHLY 2 FEET OF WATER. BUT IT LOOKED MUCH DEEPER. 11:54:29 “I JUST WANT TO SEE THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS JUST PLAY LIKE ONE GAME IN THIS THING… LIKE A BONUS GAME.” 3 HEATHER:..I DON’T THINK THAT WILL BE HAPPENING. THANKFULLY FOOTBALL CAMPS ARE DONE. AND ALLOWING THE WATER TO FULL UP THE FIELD HELPED KEEP THE BUILDING SAFE. WMU EXPECTS THE WATER TO BE GONE BY TOMORROW. THERE SHOULD BE MINIMUM DAMAGE. 3 3

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